West Highland Flora

Bulbous Buttercup

Ranunculus bulbosus


Ranunculus bulbosus

Photo Gill & Adrian Smith
Ryedale Naturalists
12 May 2003 Ryedale, Yorks

Rare in dry calcareous grassland and sand dunes, but quite frequent on Lismore.

Flower diameter c 15-30 mm

ID: A buttercup with the sepals downturned once the flowers are open.  Lower leaves divided into three leaflets.

Other features: Base of stem has a bulb-like swelling.  Leaves with 3 well-cut lobes.  Stem hairy.  Flowers early in the year.

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