Creeping Buttercup (Ranunculus repens)
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Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
Height: 1 to 3 ft.
Blooms: May to August
Leaf Type: lobed
Bloom Size: 1 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Individual flowers, Regular blooms, 5 parts
Location: Canaan Valley/Blackwater Falls
Notes: Blotchy leaves distinguish this from other buttercups.
More photos of this flower
- Common Buttercup
Blotchy leaves characterize the creeping buttercup.
- Swamp Buttercup
Light speckles on the leaves of creeping buttercup are distinctive. Leave of swamp buttercup is divided rather than just deeply lobed.
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.