Ranunculus crithmifolius

Ranunculus crithmifolius photographed at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, UK

Ranunculus crithmifolius is an herbaceous plant, a buttercup of mountain screes, which grows up to 2–4 in (5–10 cm) high. The deeply lobed, greyish leaves are typically 1.2–2 in (3–5 cm) long, and come from the base of the plant. The bright yellow flowers are 1.2–2 in (3–5 cm) across; spring.

Ranunculus crithmifolius is found in subalpine screes in the drier mountains to the east of the South Island, New Zealand.

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