Ranunculus glacialis subsp. chamissonis (Schlecht.) Hult.
FamilyRanunculaceae — APG family: Ranunculaceae
SynonymsRanunculus chamissonis Schlecht., Ranunculus glacialis var. chamissonis (Schlecht.) Benson, Oxygraphis chamissonis (Schlecht.) Freyn.
DescriptionStems single, mostly 1-flowered, glabrous below, hirsute above, with brown hairs; basal leaves divided into 3 segments, which are again 2-5-lobed, the ultimate lobes varying from linear-acute to ovate, somewhat acute, or blunt; cauline leaves hirsute; sepals and petals long-persisting; sepals densely covered with dark-brown, coarse, stiff hairs; petals longer than sepals, at first white, soon dark red.
EcologyGrassy slopes. R. glacialis described from the Alps of Lapland and Switzerland; subsp. Chamissonis from Anadyr and the Chukchi Peninsula.
Broken line on circumpolar map indicates range of subsp. glacialis.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.