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Ranunculus sessiliflorus var. sessiliflorus

Annual or Aust. Small-flowered Buttercup

Spreading to erect hairy to almost hairless annual herb.

Additional information

  • FamilyRanunculaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size2-35 cm high
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesJuvenile leaves have 3-5 broad lobes, adult leaves 0.5-2 cm long and wide; 3-5 shallow to deep fan-shaped lobes, lobes entire or with broad, pointed teeth, on stalks 1-3 cm long.
  • Flower colourPale yellow-green
  • Flowering timeSeptember to December
  • FlowersTiny stalkless flowers with 1-2 petals, shorter than sepals. 3-4 sepals, hairy on back. Round fruit of 10-20 flattened seeds with warts ending in bristles, tiny pointed beak.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsWell drained soil in open forest. Semi shade to dappled shade.
  • Garden useA short-lived species.
  • Commercially availableNever
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Limited distribution locally. Widespread in Victoria..
Photographer/s: 1, 4 Chris Lindorff, NatureShare ©; 2, 3 Neil Blair, Royal Botanic Gardens Board ©

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