Ranunculus kuepferi (NL: Ranunculus kuepferi / EN: Kuepfer’s Buttercup / DE: Küpfers Hahnenfuß / FR: Renoncule de Küpfer) has grass-like leaves and white flowers making it a very distinctive species. It flowers in the Alps where the snow melts. Ranunculus kuepferi is actually a complex group of plants (all looking very similar) some of which are endemic to the Alps and others, which are also apomictic (they clone themselves without sexual reproduction), are widespead in other European mountain ranges.
Image: Pontresina (CH) – 11/07/2012
© Johan Dierckx
The photos on this site are copyrighted, which prohibits anyone to use them to sell, give away, use in email or newsgroups, use in a homepage or otherwise showing to the public without my explicit, prior, written permission. Please feel free to use the "contact"-button below to contact me with any questions.
All species are photographed in their natural habitat, without cutting or capturing them, and with maximal respect and the least possible disturbance to the environment.
(To see species in the same taxonomic rank (Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus), please use the tags provided with the image. The last tag is the Iso-code for the country where the image was taken. Image-date in DD/MM/YYYY format.)
Please feel free to visit my personal website http://www.diversitasnaturae.be/