Creeping buttercup

Ranunculus repens

Importance

Widespread, likes damp soils - common in meadows. Poisonous to grazing animals.

Creeping buttercup - young1. Basal leaves have long stalks and are deeply divided into three lobes.
Creeping buttercup 22. Upper leaves are smaller.

 

Creeping buttercup - mature3. Adult plant has butter-yellow flowers. Spreads by stolons