scale bar = 1cm.
Thick-fruit Buttercup - native (Ranunculus pachycarpus)
Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family).
Native of SE Australia. In Victoria, it grows north of the Dividing Range.
- it is a tufted plant (not spreading or creeping)
- the glossy yellow flowers have five petals on stalks longer than the leaves
- the leaves are divided into three leaflets, the leaflets are further toothed or lobed
- the leaf stalk has spreading hairs at the base and hairs pressed against the stalk near the flower
- the fruit segments are plump.
The tufted habit, the plump fruit segments and the spreading hairs at the base of the flower stalk help distinguish this buttercup.