Above: Creeping Buttercup in a grassy clearing along the bike path between Odana Road and Midvale Blvd. in Madison, Wisconsin on June 2, 2022.
Creeping Buttercup - Ranunculus repens (Introduced/Naturalized)
Native to Europe, Creeping Buttercup has solitary, yellow stalked flowers that are 5-8-parted and about 1" wide with 5 sepals.
Above: Pale patches on the leaves of Creeping Buttercup (6/02/22).
Above: Stems of Creeping Buttercup (6/02/22).
Above: Creeping Buttercup sepals (6/02/22).
grows in moist disturbed meadows, ditches, and areas along roadsides.
Other names: Creeping Crowfoot. A fun note: The Missouri Botanical Gardens refers to Creeping Buttercup as "Buttered Popcorn."
Blooms May - June.
For more information on Creeping Buttercup (Ranunculus repens), visit Wikipedia.
Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin State Herbarium website page about Creeping Buttercup - Ranunculus repens.
Above: Creeping Buttercup along the bike path behind Gregory Street between Commonwealth and Glenway in Madison, Wisconsin (6/02/22).
Above: Ranunculus repens botanical illustration by the Swedish botanist C. A. M. Lindman between 1917 and 1926.
Above: Ranunculus repens botanical illustration painting circa 1885.
Above: 1913 Ranunculus repens botanical illustration.
Above: Ranunculus repens line drawing from USDA NRCS, Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species., USDA NRCS National Wetland Team.