Creeping Buttercup

Name: Creeping Buttercup

Scientific name: Ranunculus repens

Category: Flowers

Nature Stars: 20

What are nature stars?

About: The common buttercup, found in grassland, damp places, along woodland and field edges and in parks and gardens.

How to identify: Told from the other buttercups by the spreading way it grows, with creeping runners.

Where: Found throughout the country.

Fantastic fact: Buttercups are pollinated by short-tongued bees

Photograph credit: Neil Wyatt

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