Ranunculus amphitrichus

Common name: 

Northern River Buttercup

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Murray Mallee, Lowan Mallee, Wimmera, Riverina (DEJKNPRSTUVWXZ) also SA, NSW, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Swamps, lakes and slow-flowing streams1

Flower description:

Yellow green or yellow1


Perennial stoloniferous herb that is partially or completely submerged1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This is a submerged herb with leaves that arise singly at the nodes. Leaves are deeply 3-5 lobed. There is a crescent shaped nectary swelling one third from the base of the petal1

Image of Ranunculus amphitrichus
Image of Ranunculus amphitrichus
Image of Ranunculus amphitrichus Image: Mary Ellis
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria