Ranunculus amplus

Feather-leaf Buttercup, Lacey River Buttercup

Perennial herb rooting at nodes.

Additional information

  • SynonymRanunculus sp. aff. inundatus (Western Victoria)
  • FamilyRanunculaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Sizeto 40 cm high
  • Plant groupingAquatic & Semi aquatic
  • LeavesTufts of round basal leaves to 13 cm wide, dissected almost to base, final segments very narrow. Stem leaves smaller. Stalks to 15 cm or more long.
  • Flower colourYellow
  • Flowering timeSeptember to February
  • Flowers1-3 flowers to 25 mm wide, up to 13 narrowly oval petals, on erect flowering stalk held above leaves. Fruit a round head, warty, beak on each fruit slender and reflexed under at the tip.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatYes
  • Growing conditionsAquatic to semi-aquatic plant of billabongs, swamps and dams. Frost tolerant. Full sun, semi-shade.
  • Garden useAttractive buttercup with well displayed flowers for shallow water or a bog garden.
  • Commercially availableWholesale only - order in advance
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from two sites where it is very rare. Endemic to Victoria.
  • Related speciesVery similar to Ranunculus inundatus from which it has been separated. It is larger in all respects to R. inundatus.
Photographer/s: Peter Kinchington ©

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