Ranunculus californicus Benth., Pl. Hartw. 295 1849. (syn: Ranunculus californicus var. austromontanus L. D. Benson; Ranunculus californicus var. cuneatus Greene; Ranunculus californicus var. gratus Jeps.; Ranunculus californicus var. rugulosus (Greene) L. D. Benson; Ranunculus canus Torr. (ambiguous synonym); Ranunculus dissectus Hook. & Arn. (ambiguous synonym); Ranunculus fascicularis S. Watson (ambiguous synonym); Ranunculus rugulosus Greene);    

USA (California, Oregon, Washington State), Canada (British Columbia), Mexico
(Baja California Norte)
as per Catalogue of Life;




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Requesting to please ID this plant with yellow flowers growing wildly in San Francisco, USA in May 2013.

Looks like Ranunculus

Can this be Ranunculus californicus?

This has been IDed as R. californicus on an FB group.





Attached are pictures of Ranunculus californicus captured wild at San Francisco in April 2013.
Requested to please validate the ID.