Common name: Anemone Buttercup
Ranunculus anemoneus F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Perennial, often shortly rhizomatous.
Flowering stems stout, usually simple.
Basal leaves leathery, lamina 2.5–11 cm long, 4–13 cm wide, petiole 4–28 cm long; cauline leaves sessile and stem-clasping. Flowers 2.5–6 cm diam. Petals 15–35.
Achenes numerous, smooth, with ± straight beak.
Flowering: early summer.
Distribution and occurrence: In alpine herbfields and subalpine woodland, often in sites with prolonged snow cover; confined to the Kosciusko plateau.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
Text by B. G. Briggs & R. O. Makinson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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