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Cooley's Buttercup --(Ranunculus cooleyae) (70663 bytes)

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Cooley's Buttercup
Ranunculus cooleyae

This is a not so great picture of the buttercup gone to seed. The stalk apparently grows longer after the flowers are gone, as all of the flowers I have seen are on very short stems. Presumably this aids in dispersion via snagging on animals.

Location: Bear Mountain, near Sitka, Alaska

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