Ranunculus jovis - A. Nels.
Hillside Buttercup
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Ranunculus jovis A. Nels. (TSN 18617)
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.142854
Element Code: PDRAN0L1D0
Informal Taxonomy: Plants, Vascular - Flowering Plants - Buttercup Family
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Plantae Anthophyta Dicotyledoneae Ranunculales Ranunculaceae Ranunculus
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Concept Reference
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Concept Reference: Kartesz, J.T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 2nd edition. 2 vols. Timber Press, Portland, OR.
Concept Reference Code: B94KAR01HQUS
Name Used in Concept Reference: Ranunculus jovis
Conservation Status
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NatureServe Status

Global Status: G4
Global Status Last Reviewed: 25Jul1995
Global Status Last Changed: 25Jul1995
Rounded Global Status: G4 - Apparently Secure
Reasons: Fairly large range, habitat common.
Nation: United States
National Status: NNR

U.S. & Canada State/Province Status
United States Colorado (SNR), Idaho (SNR), Montana (S4), Nevada (SNR), Utah (SNR), Wyoming (S2)

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Range Extent Comments: Southeastern Idaho to Nevada, east to southwestern Montana, Yellowstone National Park, southwestern Wyoming, and adjacent Utah. Regional endemic.

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Distribution
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Global Range: Southeastern Idaho to Nevada, east to southwestern Montana, Yellowstone National Park, southwestern Wyoming, and adjacent Utah. Regional endemic.

U.S. States and Canadian Provinces
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U.S. & Canada State/Province Distribution
United States CO, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY

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U.S. Distribution by County Help
State County Name (FIPS Code)
MT Beaverhead (30001), Carbon (30009), Gallatin (30031), Madison (30057), Park (30067)*
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
U.S. Distribution by Watershed Help
Watershed Region Help Watershed Name (Watershed Code)
10 Red Rock (10020001)+*, Ruby (10020003)+, Madison (10020007)+, Yellowstone Headwaters (10070001)+*, Big Horn Lake (10080010)+
+ Natural heritage record(s) exist for this watershed
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
Ecology & Life History
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General Description: Jove's Buttercup is a glabrous perennial with 1 to several stems that are 4-10 cm tall and arising from a cluster of fleshy, club-shaped roots. The basal leaves are often lacking, but, when present, are 2-3 cm long and have a petiole and a blade that is deeply divided into 3-5 narrow lobes. The stem leaves are clustered together and are longer than the basal leaves. The yellow flowers are solitary on the ends of stalks that are 2-6 cm long. The 5 separate petals are narrowly lance-shaped and 7-12 mm long. The glabrous sepals fall off shortly after opening. The fruit is an ovoid cluster of 50-200 achenes; these egg-shaped achenes are approximately 1 mm long, slightly compressed, and finely hairy, with a straight, slender beak that is approximately 0.5 mm long.
Diagnostic Characteristics: This species can be distinguished from other buttercups by the clustered, fleshy roots and by the deeply 3-5 parted leaves.
Habitat Comments: Sagebrush, mountain brush, aspen and spruce-fir communities, flowering at the edges of snowbanks (Welsh et al, 1987).
Economic Attributes Not yet assessed
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Management Summary Not yet assessed
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Population/Occurrence Delineation Not yet assessed
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Population/Occurrence Viability
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U.S. Invasive Species Impact Rank (I-Rank) Not yet assessed
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Authors/Contributors
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NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Edition Date: 25Jul1995
NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Author: Broaddus, Lynn (1991), rev. L. Morse (1995)
Element Ecology & Life History Edition Date: 21Nov1994
Element Ecology & Life History Author(s): KAJ

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References
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  • Kartesz, J.T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 2nd edition. 2 vols. Timber Press, Portland, OR.

  • Nixon, J. 1993. RANUNCULUS JOVIS A. Nels. in Montana. Unpublished report for the Gallatin National Forest and Montana Natural Heritage Program. 13 pp.

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