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Annual Buttercup - native (Ranunculus sessiliflorus)

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Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family).

Native of Australia. All States.

Occurrence: Widespread and fairly common.


Similar species: Ferny Small-leaf Buttercup (Ranunculus pumilio) has shorter beaks (less than 25%) on the fruit segments, and the lumps on the fruit segments have longer hairs which exceed the width of the lumps (tubercules).

Photos 1, 2: Annual Buttercup. Kamarooka. 3: A young plant. The stems will lengthen. 4: Fruit is made up of a cluster of segments (the achenes) which have raised lumps (the tubercules).