Plant ID forum: any ideas what this is?

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scooter22
Apr 30, 2017 8:04 AM CST
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I live in wales but seem to have brought this with some roses from Somerset any ideas what it is?
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JuneOntario
Apr 30, 2017 8:28 AM CST
Hi @scooter22
The leaves look a lot like creeping buttercup (Ranunculus repens).
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dyzzypyxxy
Apr 30, 2017 9:28 AM CST
I agree Pull it out and keep pulling it out! It's a very invasive groundcover-type weed. Your roses will have a lot of trouble getting going if you leave that stuff growing around them.
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plantladylin
Apr 30, 2017 9:41 AM CST
I agree, it sure looks a variety of Ranunculus. We have Creeping Buttercup (Ranunculus repens) here in Florida and according to this page, it is found in New South Wales: https://keyserver.lucidcentral...

I googled and found this page that shows a few different Ranunculus listed as weeds of new South Wales. My eyes aren't the greatest and the print is quite small but I think the ones listed are R. arvensis, R. muricatus, R. sceleratus. https://books.google.com/books...

Here's the link to our Ranunculus Database: https://garden.org/plants/sear...
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Apr 30, 2017 11:25 AM CST

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