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Creeping Buttercup

Ranunculus repens

Plant Data

Order:
Ranunculales
Family:
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
5 glossy yellow petals on furrowed stalks, up to 3cm wide and with spreading sepals.
Fruit:
A cluster of achenes, no larger than half a centimetre across.
Leaves:
Dark green and triangular-shaped with 3 deeply cut lobes, the end lobe being long-stalked.
Maximum Size:
45cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
All parts of the flower are poisonous.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
No fragrance.
Other Names:
Crazy Moir, Creeping Crowfoot, Creeping Meadow Buttercup, Crowpeckle, Devil's Guts, Goldweed, Granny Threads, Ram's Claws, Sitfast, Soldier Buttons, Tether-toad, Yellow Cups.
Habitats:
Grassland, lawns, wasteland, woodland.