Ranunculus repens


Common Names: Creeping buttercup, creeping crowfoot, sitfast
Category: Plants
Sub-category: Buttercup family

A herbaceous, stoloniferous perennial plant growing to 50 cm tall. It has both prostrate running stems, which produce roots and new plants at the nodes, and more or less erect flowering stems. The basal leaves are divided into three broad leaflets 1.5 to 8 cm long, shallowly to deeply lobed, borne on a 4 to 20 cm long petiole; leaves higher on the stems are smaller, with narrower leaflets. Both the stems and the leaves are finely hairy. The flowers are bright golden yellow, 2 to 3 cm diameter, usually with five petals. The fruit is a cluster of achenes 2.5 to 4 mm long. Creeping buttercup has three-lobed dark green, white-spotted leaves that grow out of the node.

It grows in fields and pastures and prefers wet soil.

Primary Flower Color: Yellow
Secondary Flower Color: Yellow
 
Edible Notes: Poisonous.
Warnings: Foliage is toxic to mammals (including humans). Sap from the plant may cause skin blistering.
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