Goldilocks Buttercup agg. - Ranunculus auricomus agg.


    Short, slightly hairy plant. The upper stem leaves are deeply lobed with 3 to 5 narrow segments. Flowers yellow 15 to 25 mm. Petals frequently imperfect and quite often absent.

    Identification difficulty

    Often in shady places such as woodland or copses, but sometimes in meadows.

    When to see it

    April and May.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Fairly frequent in England and Scotland, but less common in the North of Scotland and the West of England.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 119 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map