[The Buttercups Family in Denali National Park and Preserve]

Creeping Buttercup, Greater Creeping Spearwort ,Lesser Spearwort, Spearwort

Ranunuculus flammula

Synonyms: Ranunculus flammula var. filiformis, Ranunculus reptans

Close-up of a flower of Greater Creeping Spearwort, Spearwort: Ranunculus flammula (Synonyms: Ranunculus flammula var. filiformis, Ranunculus reptans)

The photograph shows a close-up of the flower of creeping buttercup as seen in a ditch along Kreps Lane in Conboy NWR at the southeastern base of Mt Adams...................June 3, 2007.

Close-up of the sepals and petals of Greater Creeping Spearwort, Spearwort: Ranunculus flammula (Synonyms: Ranunculus flammula var. filiformis, Ranunculus reptans)

The photograph shows a close-up of the underside of the flower of creeping buttercup as seen in a ditch along Kreps Lane in Conboy NWR at the southeastern base of Mt Adams...................June 3, 2007.

Basal leaf and creeping stem of Greater Creeping Spearwort, Spearwort: Ranunculus flammula (Synonyms: Ranunculus flammula var. filiformis, Ranunculus reptans)

The photograph shows a close-up of the long-petioled basal leaves of creeping buttercup as seen in a ditch along Kreps Lane in Conboy NWR at the southeastern base of Mt Adams...................June 3, 2007. The decumbent stem (seen at lower left) roots at each node that touches the ground as seen above.

Greater Creeping Spearwort, Spearwort: Ranunculus flammula (Synonyms: Ranunculus flammula var. filiformis, Ranunculus reptans)

The photo above shows a short section of creeping buttercup as seen in a ditch along Kreps Lane in Conboy NWR at the southeastern base of Mt Adams...................June 3, 2007.

Paul Slichter