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Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

Observed: 29th September 2013 By: ThistleThistle’s reputation in PlantsThistle’s reputation in PlantsThistle’s reputation in PlantsThistle’s reputation in PlantsThistle’s reputation in Plants
Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)
Description:

A very common plant but I was struck by the size of these leaves. Photographed next to a coffee mug for comparison. Are they within the normal size range for this species?
Edit: Changed to match The Uncertain's ID. Many thanks.

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lavateraguy's picture

Creeping buttercup ...

... has compound (ternate) leaves. With simple, but lobed, leaves, this would be field buttercup, whose leaves can get quite big.

The cranesbill which is most likely to cause confusion is Geranium pratense.

Nev Wright's picture

...but crikey...that's an

...but crikey...that's an amazing growth in your mug! Do you ever clean it! :-)

Thistle's picture

It's amazing what grows in cold coffee ...

... but in this case I'd just picked the chantrelles when I spotted the buttercup. Chantrelles now eaten and mug cleaned ;-)

Ian