Tag Archives: Ranunculus

Ranunculus is a large genus of over 500 of flowering in the family Ranunculaceae. The most common lawn weeds in that family are the buttercups, including Creeping Buttecup.

Ranunculus as a lawn weed

The family of plants are well known by gardeners and there are many cultivars which are happy in a garden border.

In a British lawn, these weeds can become quite troublesome and can be difficult to control. They thrive in all types of  lawns and are often the only plant left after an initial lawn treatment.

Find out more about these lawn weeds in these blog posts.

Creeping buttercup (Ranunculus repens)

Creeping buttercup is a very common herbaceous perennial weed found on all types of lawns across England and which can quickly become on a problem on even well maintained lawns. The Latin name for creeping buttercup is Ranunculus repens. Ranunculus is the family name of buttercups, which literally translated means “little frog” referring to the trait in which most… Read More »

Lesser celandine (Ficaria verna)

Lesser Celandine (Ficaria verna) (prior to 2010 it was named Ranunculus ficaria) is an attractive lawn weed which is not very common. It can establish itself very quickly across a lawn where it does manage to take hold. Lesser Celandine is a perennial weed, persisting in the lawn throughout the year. It flowers in spring. It has very distinct, heart-shaped… Read More »