Ranunculus pulchellus C.A.Mey., Fl. Altaic. 2: 333 1830. (syn: Ranunculus lingua var. subvillosus Tamura; Ranunculus longicaulis var. pulchellus (C.A.Mey.) I.A.Gubanov; Ranunculus macrodon Turcz. ex Ovczinn.; Ranunculus moorcroftianus D.Don; Ranunculus salsuginosus Wall.);  
India: Himalayas; growing in meadows and cliff edges at 3500-4500 m in alpine and sub-alpine regions. Jammu & Kashmir (Ladakh), Himachal Pradesh (Lahaul-Spiti), Uttarakhand (Kumaon), Sikkim, Manipur; Afghanistan; Iran; Nepal; Bhutan; China and Russia as per Srivastava SK (2010) Revision of genus Ranunculus L.(Ranunculaceae) in India. Taiwania 55(3): 273-314. [Full text with line diagrams];
China (Gansu, Nei Mongol, Xinjiang), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Siberia
(W-Siberia, C-Siberia), Nepal, Pakistan (Chitral, Pamirs), Pakistani Kashmir
(Deosai, Nubra, Baltistan), Jammu & Kashmir (Ladakh, Kashmir, Zanskar,
Rupshu, Dras), India (Himachal Pradesh), Bhutan, Sikkim
as per Catalogue of Life;
Common name: Pretty Buttercup



ID request-051011-PKA2: Seen this small Herb at the wet land of Tsomoreri Lake, Ladakh.
Date/Time: 13-09-2011 / 04:45PM
Location: Tsomoreri lake, ladakh (Altitude: Approx. 15075ft).

Plant Habit: Herb
Habitat: Wild
Leaves originating at the base, Scoop shape

I hope Ranunculus pulchellus

Agreed Sir

Its a Ranunculaceae sp. Thanks for the lead. But i feel this could be Halerpestes sarmentosa?

Halerpestes sarmentosa correctly known as H. salsuginosa is a very delicate herb with stolons rooting at nodes and very small leaves not exceeding 15 mm in length.

Pls check Ranunculus brotherusii

The leaves in Ranunculus brotherusii are much different, deeply 3-lobed or even ternate with narrow segments. Here they are nearly unlobed