~ SNOW BUTTERCUP in ALASKA ~


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General Plant Information



  Common Name:
  Scientific Name:
  Snow Buttercup
  Ranunculus nivalis
  Family:
  Genus:
  Ranunculaceae
  Ranunculus
  Habitat:
  Sun Exposure:
  Mountainous Areas
  Direct Sun
  Overall Height:
  Flower Size:
  1 to 4 inches
  1 inch
  Flower Color:



Ranunculus nivalis, commonly known as Snow Buttercup, can be found in mountainous areas. These small flowers have 5 bright yellow petals.

Snow Buttercups can be distinguished from Buttercups (Ranunculus pacificus) by looking at the center of the flower: the latter has a much less prominent center.

These pictures were taken at high altitude, North of the Arctic Circle.









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