Ranunculus repens   Creeping Buttercup CCC D N

Ranunculus repens

This is our commonest buttercup and most frequent weed of parks and gardens. It send out stolons which readily root and within one season several plants can establish themselves by this method. The sepals do not reflex and to the trained eye the petals are a slightly deeper yellow than either R. acris (Meadow Buttercup) or R. bulbosus (Bulbous Buttercup).

Ranunculus repens is found throughout the British Isles and Ireland even on the outermost islands.

Red Rocks Reserve, Wirral 29th April 2005

Added on November 16th 2005, updated 11th September 2011

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