[Buttercups West of the Cascade Mountains]

Western Swamp Buttercup, Straightbeak Buttercup, Straight-beak Buttercup, Bird's Foot Buttercup

Ranunculus orthorhynchus var. orthorhynchus

Flower of Western Swamp Buttercup, Straightbeak Buttercup, Straight-beak Buttercup, Bird's Foot Buttercup: Ranunculus orthorhynchus var. orthorhynchus

A close-up of the flower of western swamp buttercup as seen at Kingston Prairie Nature Preserve to the southeast of Salem, OR.................June 2006.

Reddish underside of petals and sepals sof Western Swamp Buttercup, Straightbeak Buttercup, Straight-beak Buttercup, Bird's Foot Buttercup: Ranunculus orthorhynchus var. orthorhynchus

A close-up of the sharply reflexed sepals and reddish undersides of the petals of western swamp buttercup as seen at Kingston Prairie Nature Preserve to the southeast of Salem, OR.................June 2006.

Habitat:

Western swamp buttercup is found in wet meadows, ditches, and slow streams on both sides of the Cascade Mt Range.


Pistils of Western Swamp Buttercup, Straightbeak Buttercup, Straight-beak Buttercup, Bird's Foot Buttercup: Ranunculus orthorhynchus var. orthorhynchus

A close-up of the "beak"-like pistils and styles of western swamp buttercup as seen at Kingston Prairie Nature Preserve to the southeast of Salem, OR.................June 2006.

Paul Slichter