Panarctic Flora


361226b Ranunculus subborealis subsp. villosus (Drabble) Elven


Northern Iceland: Frequent
Northern Fennoscandia: Rare
Hudson Bay - Labrador: Persistent (Adventive)
Western Greenland: Scattered
Eastern Greenland: Rare
Southern Arcti Tundra: Rare
Shrub Tundra: Scattered
Bordering boreal or alpine areas: Frequent

2n= 14 (2x). - Europe (Faeroes). - Böcher (1938a).

Geography: Amphi-Atlantic: ICE NOR CAN* GRL.

Notes: Subspecies villosus connects morphologically to subsp. subborealis in northeastern Fennoscandia with transitions in the provinces of Troms and Finnmark. It is the dominant taxon of the R. acris group in the northernmost parts of the British Isles, the Faeroes, Iceland, Greenland, and western and northern Scandinavia.

Subspecies villosus is widespread elsewhere as a weed, e.g., to it belongs the inspected material from Alaska (ALA) except for one sheet, and it has been collected as a weed at York Factory on Hudson Bay (CAN).

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