Growing in the Middle Atlas mountains of Morocco at subalpine altitude; 2000 – 2500metres, Ranunculus calandrinoides demands a rocky free draining substrate where the roots can grow down deeply into the soil.
Growing on the alpine wall here in Edinburgh, the glaucous foliage remains evergreen. Sprouting from the leafy clump are the flowers. The petals scrolled delicately in bud, opening through pink to white these reach 150mm maximum height. Looking closer the delicate veining through the petals will become evident.