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Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
Botanical Name:Ranunculus inundatus
synonym:   Ranunculus rivularis var. inundatus
Common Name:river buttercup
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Ground Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Aquatic
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Wet, Boggy, Poorly Drained, Aquatic
5-30 cm high
Foliage:Basal leaves divided segments
Flowers:1-3 yellow flowers to 15 mm wide, 5-7 narrowly oval petals, on erect flowering stalk held above leaves. Fruit a round head, warty, beak on each fruit slender and reflexed under at the tip. September-January
Perennial herb rooting at nodes. Frog habitat. Plant beside wet areas or in shallow water. Frost tolerant. vigorous plant that will spread rapidly via rhizomes.

  1. Whitehorse Council
  2. Yarra Ranges Council (Victora, close to us)
  3. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA, technical, good photos)
  4. Australian Plant Society (NSW)
  5. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia)
  6. NatureMapr (Canberra)
  7. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical)

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