Irish wildflowers




Creeping Buttercup
Ranunculus repens
Fearbán reatha
Family: Ranunculaceae

Flowering time: May - August. Perennial. Native.

Golden yellow flowers, five-petalled, solitary. Double forms can occur.
Basal leaves in 3 divided segments. Stem with rooting runners. Height to 60cm.
Below right: Double-flowered form: R. repens var. degeneratus.

Very common, widespread.

Similar: Small-flowered Buttercup, R. parviflorus. Small flowers, prominent sepals. Rare, calcareous ground.
     
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