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Ranunculus hyperboreus Rottb., Skrift. Kjoeb. Selsk. 10: 458. 1770; Hook. f. & Thomson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 18. 1872.

Herbs, perennial, small, highly variable in habit; roots often tuberous; stems slender, creeping or floating, stoloniferous, rarely glabrous or upper part of stem sometimes covered with soft hairs. Leaves ovate, orbicular or reniform, 3- to 7-lobed; petiole short. Flowers solitary, axillary, ca 5 mm across, yellow or whitish. Sepals 3, reflexed. Petals equal to sepals; nectary scales forked or circular and surrounding the nectary-pits. Receptacle hirsute. Achenes numerous, ovoid, obscurely rimmed, in dense heads; beak short, obtuse.

Fl. & Fr. May - Sept.

Distrib. India: Himalayas, at high altitudes. Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

Nepal, Pakistan and Russia.

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