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Celery Buttercup - introduced (*Ranunculus sceleratus)

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Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family).

Native of Europe.

Occurrence: Occasional record for Castlemaine e.g. Botanic Gardens beside Barkers Creek. It is more common in the Murray Valley, where it grows in shallow lakes and depressions.


The domed fruits and the erect habit (like a celery) make this a distinctive buttercup.

Photos: 1: Leaves. 2: Dried specimen. Diamond Gully, Castlemaine. 3, 4: Celery Buttercup. Tatura wetland. The cylindrical, domed fruits are distinctive.