Latin name: Ranunculus aquatilis L. var. diffusus With.
  Pronunciation: ra-NUN-kew-lus a-KWA-ti-lis di-FYOO-
  sus

  Common name: Water buttercup, Water crowfoot
  Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
  Habitat: Ponds and slow streams to 7500', many plant
  communities throughout Southern California

  Blooming period: April to August
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Ranunculus
  2) aquatilis 3) diffusus
  Formerly Ranunculus aquatilis var. capillaceus
 
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