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Creeping Buttercup - introduced (*Ranunculus repens)

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Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family).

Native of Eurasia.

Occurrence: Weed of damp areas. It is absent from drier bushland. It is an environmental weed.


Similar species: There are native and introduced buttercups. Creeping Buttercup can be distinguished by its creeping habit, its preference for damp areas, the trifoliate leaves and the large yellow flowers.

Photos 1, 2: Creeping Buttercup. It may cover large areas, and exclude other vegetation. Lake Pertobe.
3: Creeping Buttercup beside Gardiners Creek. Laburnum.