Creeping Buttercup - Ranunculus repens


Short to medium generally hairy plant with long creeping and rooting runners. Flowers golden yellow 20 to 30 mm in lax clusters, sepals erect.

Photo ID?

Grassy habitats, especially on wet and heavy soils. Meadows, road verges, marshes, etc.

When to see it

May to September.

Life History


UK Status

Common throughout Britain.

VC55 Status

Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 606 of the 617 tetrads.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map