Latin name: Ranunculus occidentalis Nutt.
  Pronunciation: ra-NUN-kew-lus ok-si-den-TAY-lis

  Common name: Western buttercup
  Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
  Habitat: Meadows, flats, open woodlands or forests,
  vernally moist places to 6000', Santa Rosa Plateau

  Blooming period: March to May
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Ranunculus
  2) occidentalis
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