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Ranunculus amphitrichus

Small River Buttercup

Perennial herb, rooting at nodes.

Additional information

  • SynonymRanunculus rivularis
  • FamilyRanunculaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size5 cm x 20 cm
  • Plant groupingAquatic & Semi aquatic
  • LeavesShiny round leaves 1-5 cm wide on long stalks to 15 cm, clustered at nodes. Leaves deeply 3-5-lobed, segments entire or notched, emergent segments wedge-shaped, segments on submerged leaves narrow, leaf palm-like.
  • Flower colourPale yellow-green
  • Flowering timeMost of the year
  • FlowersSmall flowers with 4-9 oblong petals on 1-4-flowered emergent flowering stems. Fruit a round head, beak on each fruit slender and straight to slightly curved.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatYes
  • Growing conditionsPartly to completely submerged in swamps, slow-flowing watercourses and lakes. Full sun or semi-shade.
  • Garden useAn attractive small plant for permanently wet soils and in ponds.
  • Commercially availableIndigenous nursery
  • Conservation statusWidespread within the Shire
Photographer/s: 1, 2, 4 Marilyn Bull ©; 3 Peter Kinchington ©

Plant Communities

  • 30 Swamp Gum Swampy Riparian Woodland (EVC 83)
  • 39 Sedge Wetland Complex (EVC 136)
  • 33 Mountain Swamp Gum Swampy Riparian Woodland (EVC 83)
  • 47 Open Water - Reservoirs, lakes, etc (EVC 718)
  • 35 Floodplain Wetland Complex (EVC 172)
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