Celery-leaved Buttercup - Ranunculus sceleratus

    Description

    Medium, rather stout mostly hairless plant, it can be quite variable in appearance. Flowers yellow 5 to 10 mm numerous in branched clusters. Petals equalling the downturned sepals.

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    Habitat

    Wet meadows, shallow pools, the margins of slow moving streams, wet ditches and pond margins.

    When to see it

    May to September.

    Life History

    Annual.

    UK Status

    Common in central, southern and eastern England, less so elsewhere in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 346 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map