A perennial broadleaf weed that extends its stems along the ground, and extends roots from the nodes along this stolon. Like most buttercup plants this is poisonous to livestock, but may be unpalatable and rarely eaten. Reproduction is by seed, but new plants also form from the stolons. Foliage dies back in the winter and regrowth occurs from the roots.
A perennial weed common in turf, where a selective herbicide can be effective. A perennial, reproducing from seed but re-growing from roots. If physical removal is attempted care must be taken to remove all stem and root segments, or these will allow regrowth. Creeping buttercup grows best in areas of high moisture. Proper watering practices will reduce its vigor, and healthy, thick turf will compete with the weed to prevent it from establishing itself.