FLORA OF ICELAND elements: Ranunculus pygmaeus, Pigmy Buttercup, Dvergsóley

Ranunculus pygmaeus; The Pigmy Buttercup is a small mountain buttercup. It has trilobed leaves, the two lateral leaves are lobed (2-3) again, at least that is true for the basal leaves; the leaves just below the flower tend to be more spear-shaped. The corolla is relatively short. Prominent is the central green fruit head which rises well above the flower.
It is a member of the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae). The Icelandic name of this species is Dvergsóley.

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Other Buttercup family members

Other Buttercup family members

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