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Creeping Buttercup - introduced (*Ranunculus repens)
Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family).
Native of Eurasia.
Occurrence: Weed of damp areas. It is absent from drier bushland. It is an environmental weed.
- it is a perennial
- the glossy yellow flowers have five petals
- the leaves are divided into three leaflets; the leaflets are further toothed or lobed
- the leaf stalk is long (up to 30 cm)
- it has creeping stems.
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.