Species: R. verticillatus
Scientific name: Ranunculus verticillatus
Synonym: Ranunculus clivalis
Ranunculus verticillatus is tufted perennial herb found in low to high wet alpine areas from the Center Plateau mountain in the North Island and on the Rauhine and Tararua ranges. In the South Island it is found in Nelson and the western Marlborough.
It is variable plant with its leaves and stems varying with the altitude. The broad deeply trilobed leaves at a lower altitude are much larger (>10 cm) than the one growing higher up. The stems and flower stems also vary in length. The flowers have 8–15 petals and are a bright yellow on the upper surface, their underside is a different colour.
Photos are of plants growing in Otari Wilton's Reserve nursery in Wellington.