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Sharp Buttercup - introduced (*Ranunculus muricatus)

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Other names: Rough-seeded Buttercup.

Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family).

Native of Europe.

Occurrence: Scattered weed. It can invade native bushland, particularly where there is additional moisture. It may be locally abundant.


Other species: There are several native and introduced buttercups. The shape and wartiness of the seeds, the toothed leaves, and the often more or less prostrate habit help identify this species.

Photos : Above: Sharp Buttercup. Turner St, Castlemaine. 1, 2: Flowers and leaves. 3: Flower and fruit.