Ranunculus glacialis

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Ranunculus glacialis
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Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Ranunculus
Species: R. glacialis
Binomial name
Ranunculus glacialis
L.[1]

Ranunculus glacialis, the glacier crowfoot or glacier buttercup, is a plant o the faimily Ranunculaceae.

Distribution[eedit | eedit soorce]

Ranunculus glacialis is an arctic-alpine species, foond in the heich muntains o soothren Europe (Alps, Pyrenees, Carpathians, Sierra Nevada) as well as on the Scandinavie peninsula, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Jan Mayen, Svalbard an eastren Greenland.

It is bi mony accoonts the heichest ascendin plant in the Alps, flouerin at ower 4,000 m.

Subspecies[eedit | eedit soorce]

A subspecies, Ranunculus glacialis subsp. chamissonis, is foond on either side o the Bering Strait in Siberie, Roushie an Alaska, U.S..

See an aa[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Ranunculus glacialis, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Profile, September 10, 2013