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Ranunculus sessiliflorus R.Br. ex DC. var. sessiliflorus Family Ranunculaceae
Ranunculus sessiliflorus var. sessiliflorus R.Br. ex DC. APNI*

Description: Annual, pilose or sometimes subglabrous.

Flowering stems to 35 cm long, branching.

Lower leaves palmate, lamina 4–12 mm long or rarely longer, often reniform and broader than long, with 3–5 subacute teeth; upper leaves palmatisect or ternate; petiole mostly 2–5 cm long. Petals ovate or elliptic, 1–2 mm long; nectary above the middle of the petal, lobe semi-elliptic to ± triangular.

Achenes 1.3–2 mm long, with a short triangular beak c. 0.2 mm long (rarely longer).


Habit
Photo L. von Richter

Flower
Photo L. von Richter

Fruit
Photo L. von Richter

Herbarium
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Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in intermittently moist sites, often in grassland or woodland on nutrient-rich soils.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP, LHI
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A.
AVH map***

Text by B. G. Briggs & R. O. Makinson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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