Sunday, 29 May 2016

Buttercups



The familiar Creeping Buttercup (Ranunculus repens) has braod leaves made of three leaflets, often with lighter spots.  As its name suggests, it spreads by runners and will creep all over your garden given the chance.


In the picture above you can see Creeping Buttercup leaves on the left, contrasting with a Meadow Buttercup leaf on the right, which is much more finely divided.


Meadow buttercups are usually taller and can compete with long grass.


They are both in flower now, side by side in the grass at Filnore Woods











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