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I have been interested in nature for most of my life but since I retired I spend as much time as I can exploring the nature reserves and wildlife hotspots of my adopted home, Dorset in southern England. Whilst out I record what I see and take snaps where I can (I am no photographer!) and that forms the basis of my Nature of Dorset website. When I find something new I like to research it and write about it in my nature notes, it is how I learn and hopefully you might find my notes helpful as well!

This website is for the people of Dorset interested in wildlife and for people from elsewhere interested in the wildlife of Dorset!

30 May, 2010

Creeping Buttercup(Ranunculus repens)

By far the most common of our buttercups is the Creeping Buttercup. It flowers from May to July and you can find it just about anywhere, including on your lawn!

It tends to be lower growing than the Meadow Buttercup and it has a vigorous display of large leaves which is the best way to tell them apart. The other common buttercup, Bulbous Buttercup does not have these leaves either and is a much more delicate flower.

Found across the county in hedgerows, woodlands, grassland, and waysides.