FLORA OF ICELAND elements: Ranunculus glacialis, Glacier Buttercup

Ranunculus glacialis; The Glacier Buttercup is typically a mountain plant growing on higher altitudes (on Iceland above 600m). The flowers are large, much larger than other similar mountain plants. The flowers (corolla) are white to reddish with a green heart (carpels). Under the white corolla the calyx is downy with red hairs.
It is a member of the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae). The Icelandic name of this species is Jöklasóley.

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Single flower on small plant.
Glacier buttercup flower from the side showing calyx.
Three Glacier buttercup plants in typical rocky environment.
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Single flower.

Flower from the side showing calyx.

Three Glacier buttercup plants in typical rocky environment.

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