Ranunculus reptans L.
Common Name: CREEPING SPEARWORT, CREEPING BUTTERCUP
Coefficient of Conservatism: 8
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Moist sandy or gravelly shores, especially of softwater lakes; less often on muddy or mucky shores or on rock. Vegetative plants are often locally abundant in shallow to deeper water of many northern lakes, and can be easily recognized by the arching green stolons, with filiform leaves truncate at the tip. Both aquatic and terrestrial forms root at every node of the creeping stem.

Locations

Alger County
Baraga County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Delta County
Gogebic County
Houghton County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Lake County
Leelanau County
    Only on Manitou Islands
Luce County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Marquette County
Montmorency County
Muskegon County
Ontonagon County
Presque Isle County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
Wexford County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 15, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2397.