Common name: Creeping Buttercup
Ranunculus repens L. APNI*
Description: Pilose or subglabrous perennial.
Flowering stems 5–60 cm high, often branching and leafy.
Leaves with lamina mostly oblate or triangular, 1.5–13 cm long, ternate; segments stalked, obovate with cuneate base, further lobed and toothed, often with pale markings toward the base; petiole 3–35 cm long. Petals usually 5, broad-obovate with cuneate base, 8–15 mm long, 9–13 mm wide, golden-yellow. Carpels 25–60 but commonly few setting seed.
Achenes 2.5–3 mm long, lateral faces smooth, with a prominent marginal ridge.
Flowering: spring to summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Often found forming lush growth in moist disturbed sites on fertile soil. Native of Eurasia.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *SC, *NT, *CT, *ST, *SWS
Other Australian states: *Vic. *Tas. *S.A.
Text by B. G. Briggs & R. O. Makinson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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