Ranunculus repens

Creeping Buttercup

Prostrate. Stems creeping and rooting at lower nodes, tips may point upward. Stems branching, hairless to rough hairy. Leaves on stems at rooted nodes are erect. Leaf divided into 3 leaflets, dark green lightly spotted with white, covered with short white hairs. Inflorescence consists of several flowers at ends of long erect stems. Flowers large, with 5 petals or possibly doubled, deep yellow. An invasive European weed in wet soils, waste areas, lawns, agricultural fields.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 2--3 feet
  • Habitat: Coastal, Disturbed, Meadow, Bog/Fen/Wetland
  • Found In: Steens, Mt. Rainier Np, Olympic Np, Siskiyous, N Cascades Np
  • Native: No