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Buttercup species

Observed: 4th August 2012 By: mjk424
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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221 buttercup type 2
222 buttercup type 2
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris) interacts


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Common buttercup? Marsh buttercup?

I don't know what species either common or marsh buttercup refers to.

It's not celery-leaved buttercup (Ranunculus sceleratus), which is the buttercup (as opposed to spearwort or crowfoot) most associated with marshes. It's not bulbous buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus).

A view of the foliage would probably settle the identification. From the structure of the flowering shoot I would go for meadow buttercup (Ranunculus acris) rather than creeping buttercup (Ranunculus repens). Ranunculus repens is the commonest buttercup (at least around here); it is also more likely to be found in flooded ground than Ranunculus acris.

PS: you probably meant Ranunculus sp.