Close-up of the showy white flower of Western Buttercup flowers (Ranunculus occidentalis). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.

Western Buttercup

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Ranunculus occidentalis

Great early season pollen source for native sweat bees, mining bees, mason bees, bumble bees and hover flies. Very common plant found in wet meadows throughout the Northwest. Blooms in sync with camas creating impressive swaths of purple and yellow.

  • Height: 12"-18"
  • Width: 6"-12"
  • Canopy layer: groundcover
  • Light requirements: full sun to part shade
  • Moisture requirements: dry to wet soil
  • Bloom Time: April to May
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    Photo Credit: Nikkie West, Sparrowhawk Native Plants