Grimwade sheet number: 111
Original identification: Ranunculus hirtus
The name R. x ligulatus probably refers to the hybrid combination R. graniticola x R. millanii. The distribution of these hybrids is not recorded in Flora of Victoria, but the distributions of the putative parent species are given as follows.
Ranunculus graniticola: Vic, SNOW (RSVW) - also NSW. Locally common in herbfield, grassland and Snow-gum woodland communities almost throughout the alps, but apparently absent from the Baw Baws, and relatively uncommon on the Bogong High Plains (where largely replaced by R. victoriensis).
Ranunculus millanii: Vic, SNOW (RSVW) - also NSW. Scattered and not uncommon throughout the alps, but virtually restricted to shallow pools and depressions prone to inundation.
Flowering Time: October - January (R. graniticola) November - February (R. millanii)