In fine alpine scree overlaying moist clay
Thriving where they don't mow it for the sake of the daffodils, Hagley Park,
Ranunculus foliosus,growing in unimproved grassland
In dune slack wetland
Ranunculus lyallii (Mount Cook buttercup). Hooker Valley Track, Mt Cook area. © Murray Dawson
ephemeral pond margin, turf; this is first spontaneous/natural record of this seen on Travis for a decade or so; it had previously been observed in northern/central Travis Carex secta swampland within shorter eleocharis turfs; material was propagated from this and has been grown successfully along western boardwalk; but not seen again in original location because of difficulty of access (since earthquakes causing land to sink and becoming wetter) and growth of tussock sedges and raupo possibly overtopping it. So this must have been brought in with waterfowl from an outside population - but there aren't many left in lowland Canterbury anyway! young fruit as well as flowers. a habitat shot as well showing grazing marsh grazers (Canada geese, shelducks and pukeko)!