Page author: David Giblin
Ranunculus repens
creeping buttercup

Distribution: Occurring throughout Washington, but more common west of the Cascades crest; Alaska to California and Utah, and from central plains of U.S. to Labrador.

Habitat: Wet meadows and fields, riparian corridors disturbed forest understory, lawns, and other disturbed areas where often moist.

Flowers: April-August

Origin: Introduced from Europe

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Ranunculus repens L.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 1: 554. 1753.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Ranunculus repens L. var. glabratus DC.
Ranunculus repens L. var. pleniflorus Fernald [HC]
Ranunculus repens L. var. repens [HC]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Ranunculus repens in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Ranunculus repens checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Ranunculus repens atlas page.

CalPhotos: Ranunculus repens photos.

USDA Plants: Ranunculus repens information.

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