Red-Sepal Buttercup
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Red-Sepal Buttercup
P Native Unknown Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Red-Sepal Buttercup
Botanical name: Ranunculus rubrocalyx    Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family)
Synonyms: Ranunculus rufosepalus var. parviflora

Red-Sepal Buttercup is a perennial herb, sometime loosely growing in clusters. Flower-cluster-stalks are densely hairy towards the uppermost part. Flowers arise singly, 1.5-1.8 cm across, yellow. Petals are 0.7-0.9 cm long, obovate. Sepals are 0.5-0.7 cm long, ovate, red-brown, with short appressed white hairs. Stem is 8-20 cm long, one to many, rising up, sparsely with appressed hairs throughout. Radical leaves are stalked; blade 3-parted, nearly round in outline, segments obovate, free to the base or united, toothed, hairy at margins; lobules ovate-oblong entire or toothed; leaf-stalks 4-6 cm long, sparsely appressed with white hairs. Stem leaves are few, stalkless, palmately parted; lobes linear, entire or incised toothed. Red-Sepal Buttercup is found in NW Himalaya, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Russia, in rocky areas up to altitudes of 4400 m. Flowering: June-August.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in enroute to Changla, Ladakh.

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