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Creeping Buttercup (Ranunculaceae) of the UK

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Creeping Buttercup:

UK Status: A resident and native.

Flowering Period: May through to sometime in August.

Appx Height: Grows up to 50cm tall. 

Habitat: This is a plant of dampish places, this includes damp grassland, canal towpaths, the edges of woods fields, marshes and and lakes. It takes it's name from the butter coloured, cup shaped flowers. It is fabled that when the flower is held under the chin, and a yellow reflection on seen on the chin, it is considered a sign that that person likes butter.

Comment: This is a common plant, well distributed throughout the British Isles, though scarcer in Scotland.

 

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