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Image of Ranunculus cymbalaria (Oreja de gato / Botón de oro). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Ranunculus cymbalaria

Region Metropolitana, Embalse Yeso, Chile
Altitude: 1400-2900 m. 02 27, 2006

 

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Species:  Ranunculus cymbalaria Pursh
Family:  Ranunculaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Ranunculales
Chilean Name:  Oreja de gato , Botón de oro
English Name: 
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0054
About 25 Ranunculus in Chile and 7 in our data base.
About 47 Ranunculaceae in Chile and 16 in our data base.

 

1st Region:
Lat: 18° - 21°
Main Cities: Arica, Iquique.
2d Region:
Lat: 21° - 26°
Main Cities: Antofagasta, Calama.
3d Region:
Lat: 26° - 29°
Main Cities: Copiapó, Vallenar.
4th Region:
Lat: 29° - 32°
Main Cities: La Serena, Ovalle.
5th Region:
Lat: 32° - 33°
Main Cities: Valparaiso, Los Andes.
Metropolitan Region:
Lat: 33°- 34°
Main Cities: Santiago.
6th Region:
Lat: 34° - 35°
Main Cities: Rancagua.
7th Region:
Lat: 35° - 36°
Main Cities: Talca, Curicó.
8th Region:
Lat: 36° - 38°
Main Cities: Concepción, Chillan, Los Angeles.
9th Region:
Lat: 38° - 39°
Main Cities: Temuco, Villarrica, Pucón.
10th Region:
Lat: 39° - 44°
Main Cities: Valdivia, Osorno, Puerto Montt.
11th Region:
Lat: 44° - 49°
Main Cities: Coihaique.
12th Region:
Lat 49°- 55°
Main Cities: Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Puerto Williams.
USDA Hardiness Zone 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even  -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.   Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.     The plant grows in water or it has its roots within a permanent water course. This corresponds to marshes, bogs, water courses, lake and river shores.   
Extreme altitude well beyond the timber line
Extreme altitude well beyond the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Extreme altitude well beyond the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Extreme altitude well beyond the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Extreme altitude well beyond the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Yellow, 7 - 14 petals      Perennial     

Native    Frequent

Height: 50 cm.

No ornamental value (C)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Ranunculus cymbalaria (Oreja de gato / Botón de oro). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Ranunculus cymbalaria

Region Metropolitana, Embalse Yeso, Chile
Altitude: 1400-2900 m. 02 27, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: Yellow, 7 - 14 petals

Height: 50 cm.

 

Image of Ranunculus cymbalaria (Oreja de gato / Botón de oro). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Ranunculus cymbalaria

Region Metropolitana, Embalse Yeso, Chile
Altitude: 1400-2900 m. 02 27, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Extreme altitude well beyond the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.

 

Watering conditions:

The plant grows in water or it has its roots within a permanent water course. This corresponds to marshes, bogs, water courses, lake and river shores.

 

Light conditions:

Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.
Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.

 

Image of Ranunculus cymbalaria (Oreja de gato / Botón de oro). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Ranunculus cymbalaria

III Region, Buena Aventura (Cerca de Parque Nacional Llanos de Challe), Chile
Altitude: 350 m. 09 17, 2006

 

USES

No ornamental value (C)

 

 

 

 

Image of Ranunculus cymbalaria (Oreja de gato / Botón de oro). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Ranunculus cymbalaria

III Region, Buena Aventura (Cerca de Parque Nacional Llanos de Challe), Chile
Altitude: 350 m. 09 17, 2006

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (4) of Ranunculus cymbalaria Pursh available here

More species from the same Ranunculaceae family in our data base:

Anemone decapetala var. foliolosa (Centella)

Anemone moorei

Anemone multifida

Anemone rigida

Barneoudia chilensis

Barneoudia major var. major

Caltha appendiculata

Caltha sagittata (Maillico)

Clematis sp. #1036

Ranunculus cymbalaria (Oreja de gato / Botón de oro)

Ranunculus muricatus (Botón de oro / Ensalada de ranas / Pata de gallo)

Ranunculus peduncularis var. peduncularis

Ranunculus peduncularis var. erodiifolius (Botón de oro / Centella)

Ranunculus repens

Ranunculus sp. 1765 #1765

Ranunculus uniflorus

 

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