Common name: Sharp Buttercup
Ranunculus muricatus L. APNI*
Description: Glabrous or sparsely pilose annual.
Flowering stems branched, to 50 cm high.
Leaves with lamina 1–4.5 cm long and equally wide, shallowly 3-lobed with segments lobed and crenate; petiole mostly 5–20 cm long. Flowers 8–10 mm diam. Petals 5, elliptic.
Achenes 7–8 mm long with stout tapering spines on the lateral faces and a stout slightly recurved beak c. 3–4 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Widely naturalized. Native of S Eur.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *SC, *CT, *ST, *CWS, *SWS, *NWP, *SWP
Other Australian states: *Qld *Vic. *Tas. *S.A.
Text by B. G. Briggs & R. O. Makinson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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