Species

Ranunculus repens

Etymology

Ranunculus: From the Latin 'rana' frog, meaning little frog and probably refers to the plants typical marshy habit where frogs abound
repens: from Latin repere meaning to creep, means creeping

Common Name(s)

buttercup

Authority

Ranunculus repens L.

Family

Ranunculaceae

Flora Category

Vascular - Exotic

NVS Species Code

RANREP

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Structural Class

Dicotyledonous Herbs other than Composites

Flower Colours

Yellow

Year Naturalised

1869

Origin

Europe, N. Africa, S.W. Asia

This page last updated on 7 Nov 2011