Western buttercup is a happy, feel-good western native wildflower with cheerful yellow buttercup flowers that bloom in spring. It can be found growing in seasonally moist soil in a variety of habitat, such as open meadows, foothill woodland, chaparral, mixed conifer forest, yellow pine forest, or in riparian areas. Western buttercup grows 5″-2′ tall depending on conditions. Native bees and pollinating flies are very attracted to the bright yellow flowers of western buttercup, which provides crucial early-season pollen and nectar. Western buttercup is a versatile species that can grow in upland or lowland sites, making it a great species for habitat restoration or wildland planting. Western buttercup is a member of the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae). Deer resistant.
Ranunculus occidentalis seed packets contain 1/4 teaspoon of seed.
Seed Germination Information
30 days cold-moist stratification. Seeds will germinate in fall if planted just before fall rain. Sow seeds outside in fall to late spring.