Scientific Name:
Ranunculus verticillatus Kirk, Stud. Fl. New Zealand 13 (1899)
  • = Ranunculus clivalis Allan, Fl. New Zealand 1, 149 (1961) nom. nov.

Tufted perennial; rhizome stout. Stem erect, sparsely hairy or glabrous, (10)–30–60 cm tall. Basal lvs broadly reniform, deeply 3–5-lobed, 5–10 cm diam.; lobes toothed or more deeply divided into linear segments; upper lvs and bracts smaller, becoming deeply divided into few or many narrow linear segments. Fls 1–3 per stem, 1.5–3–(4) cm diam.; pedicels with sparse fine hairs. Sepals spreading, glabrous or sparsely hairy. Petals 8–15, yellow, narrowly linear-oblong; nectary single, (1)–2–3 mm from petal base, naked. Receptacle glabrous. Achenes numerous, not flattened, glabrous; body 1.5–2 mm long; beak straight, 1–2 mm long.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

Indigenous (Endemic)
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Barkla J.W.; Courtney, S.P.; Champion, P.D.; Perrie, L.R.; Beadel, S.N.; Ford, K.A.; Breitwieser, I.; Schönberger, I.; Hindmarsh-Walls, R.; Heenan, P.B.; Ladley, K. 2018: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2017. New Zealand Threat Classification Series. No. 22. [Not Threatened]
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Champion, P.D.; Courtney, S.P.; Heenan, P.B.; Barkla, J.W.; Cameron, E.K.; Norton, D.A.; Hitchmough, R.A. 2013: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2012. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 3. Department of Conservation, Wellington. [Not Threatened]
Fisher, F.J.F. 1965: The alpine Ranunculi of New Zealand. New Zealand Department of Scientific and Industrial Research Bulletin 165: 1–192.
Garnock-Jones, P.J. 1990: Typification of Ranunculus names in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany 28: 115–123.
Kirk,T. 1899: The Students' Flora of New Zealand and the Outlying Islands. Government Printer, Wellington, N.Z.