New York Natural Heritage Program
Small-flowered Crowfoot
Ranunculus micranthus Nutt.
Dicots
Ranunculus micranthus plant Troy Weldy
Family: Buttercup Family (Ranunculaceae)

State Protection: Rare
listed species have: 1) 20 to 35 extant sites, or 2) 3,000 to 5,000 individuals statewide.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S3
A State Rarity Rank of S3 means: This plant is rare in New York (typically 21-50 populations, limited number of individuals, or limited range).

Global Rarity Rank: G5
A Global Rarity Rank of G5 means: This species is demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.


Did you know?
The species name means tiny-flowered. You have to look hard for these flowers as they are so small and they are visible only during early spring. Fortunately flowers are not the only character that is needed for identification.

State Ranking Justification [-]
There are 22 existing records and 10 of those are ranked good to excellent. More populations will probably be found with more exploration of the dry forests of the Lower Hudson region. There are about 5-10 historical records that could use more survey work.

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