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CREEPING BUTTERCUP Ranunculus repens (Ranunculaceae) Height to 50cm. Often unwelcome perennial of lawns and other grassy places. Long, rooting runners aid its spread. FLOWERS are 20-30mm across with 5 yellow petals and upright sepals; borne on furrowed stalks (May-Aug). FRUITS are borne in rounded heads. LEAVES are hairy and divided into 3 lobes; middle lobe is stalked. STATUS-Widespread and common.