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Buttercup Family Ranunculaceae


The buttercup family are generally golden yellow and have five petals. Some members of the family are white and some have differing numbers of petals.The family includes spearworts and crowfoots as well as one or two surprises!

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Recent Records Guidance Notes

For more information about a species click/tap its photograph:

Meadow Buttercup

Ranunculus acris

Creeping Buttercup

Ranunculus repens

Bulbous Buttercup

Ranunculus bulbosus

Hairy Buttercup

Ranunculus sardous

Small-flowered Buttercup

Ranunculus parviflorus


Ranunculus auricomus

Greater Spearwort

Ranunculus lingua

Celery-leaved Buttercup

Ranunculus sceleratus

Lesser Spearwort

Ranunculus flammula

Lesser Celandine

Ranunculus ficaria

Marsh Marigold

Caltha palustris

Chalk Stream Water Crowfoot

Ranunculus pinicillatus

Ivy-leaved Crowfoot

Ranunculus hederaceus

Pond Water Crowfoot

Ranunculus peltatus

River Water Crowfoot

Ranunculus fluitans

Three-leaved Water Crowfoot

Ranunculus trichophyllus

Common Meadow-rue

Thalictrum flavum


Aquilegia vulgaris


Clematis vitalba

Wood Anemone

Anemone nemorosa