This name is a synonym of Ranunculus canus Benth..
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 27103142) with original publication details: Bot. California 1: 8 1876.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:217191-2.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-27103142.