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Ranunculus lappaceus

Ranunculus lappaceus occurs naturally at Mount Annan in our remnant patches of Cumberland Plain Woodland. It performs well in cultivation and is a suitable choice for sunny or semi-shaded sites. It can be grown as a bedding plant in formal or informal drifts as well as in rockeries or containers.

It is ideal for the cottage garden as it self seeds readily and provides plenty of sunny yellow flowers. 

Common namecommon buttercup
Scientific nameRanunculus lappaceus Sm.
FamilyRanunculaceae
Etymology

Genus: From Latin, ranunculus, small frog, tadpole. Referring to its preference for moist sites.

Species: From Latin, lappa, burr.

DistributionFrom Queensland, though New South Wales and Victoria and into South Australia, as well as Tasmania.
Native habitatUsually found in heavy soils that are moist for extended periods.
DescriptionPerennial herb to 50 cm high.
Flowering/fruitingFlowers in spring and summer.
Location in gardenBed 29 in the Connections Garden and in the Woodland Picnic Area.
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