Common name: Bog Buttercup
Ranunculus pimpinellifolius Hook. APNI*
Description: Perennial, pilose with long spreading hairs or subglabrous.
Flowering stems branched or simple, 2–25 cm high, not elongating markedly after flowering.
Leaves with lamina 5–30 mm long and 5–25 mm wide, pinnately divided into 3–5 ovate or obovate segments which are further toothed or lobed; petiole 1–13 cm long. Flowers 5–15 mm diam. Nectary with a small triangular lobe or thickened ridge.
Achenes 8–40, 2–2.8 mm long, smooth, tapering gradually into a stout recurved beak 0.5–1 mm long.
Flowering: spring to summer.
Distribution and occurrence: In swamps and wet grassland of tableland and subalpine zones.
NSW subdivisions: NT, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Text by B. G. Briggs & R. O. Makinson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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