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Creeping Buttercup

       

Creeping Buttercup (Ranunculus repens) Crowfoot family

Creeping buttercup is a perennial plant with stems that grow up to 3 feet long. Basal leaves are up to 4 inches wide, trifoliate with toothed margins. Flowering stems are long and erect. Generally has several flowers that are showy with 5 yellow petals. Spherical seedheads have about 12 flattened and rounded fruits.

Thrives in wet soils. Often found in ditches and wetlands. Takes over yards and waste places.

Creeping buttercup is all over Kodiak and small populations have been reported in the Kenai Peninsula.

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Distribution

   Alaska Association of Conservation Districts U.S. Forest Service Kenai Watershed Forum National Park Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service UAF Cooperative Extension Service