Nicole Fox's picture

Buttercup

Observed: 9th September 2012 By: Nicole Fox
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Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Buttercup (Ranunculus) interacts

Comments

lavateraguy's picture

The easiest way of distinguishing ...

... Ranunculus acris and Ranunculus repens is by the foliage, which is not visible here. The 3rd (and rarer) species with similar flowers, Ranunculus bulbosus, can be identified by its reflexed sepals, again not visible here.

Rachy Ramone's picture

Agreed.

Hi Nicole,

To make a proper ID, we really need a couple of extra photos, to show the foliage (basal leaves, and stem leaves also, as they are often different) and to show the flower from below - it's a good idea to take a pic of the underside of flowers, when looking for an ID, as in many cases it is the sepals (on the underside of the flower) that can make all the difference.

Sorry to sound picky! Hope that you get out there and make lots more observations for us to look at!

Rachy Ramone

How to take close-ups with cheap phone and hand-lens:
http://tree-and-shrub-id.blogspot.co.uk/p/how-to-close-ups.html
Field Guides for Budding Botanists:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B01A8YB0WY