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.

    Identification difficulty

    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