Common in gully floor fen
Common amongst montane narrow-leaved tussockland
Observed a great plant specimen in my mother's yard on Thanksgiving Day. Complimented her on them and she replied "That horrible weed I am trying to get rid of!"
@doodlebug I took a red fruit and rubbed off the fleshy part to show the seed that resembles a small snail shell to everyone at our family gathering. They were impressed. Thanks to you, I knew this WOW fact and could share.
Similar species = R. acraeus and R. pilifera.
Plants looked like they had just passed peak flowering.
Mt Rainier National Park: Wasp sitting on flower
Ranunculales is an order of flowering plants. Of necessity it contains the family Ranunculaceae, the buttercup family, because the name of the order is based on the name of a genus in that family. Ranunculales belongs to a paraphyletic group known as the basal eudicots. It is the most basal clade in this group; in other words, it is sister to the remaining eudicots. Widely known members include poppies, barberries, and buttercups.