West Highland Flora

Goldilocks Buttercup


Ranunculus auricomus

 

Ranunculus auricomus

Photo Gill & Adrian Smith
Ryedale Naturalists
May 2000 Ryedale, Yorks

Rare, in humid shady calcareous woodland, or mountain rocks.

Flower diameter c 15-25 mm

ID: Root leaves lobed to less than halfway, not trefoil like other Skye buttercups.

Other features: Upper leaves divided to base into narrow segments.  Flowers with 0-5 petals, these often deformed.

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