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Does anybody know what this is please?

imageI have this stuff growing in the grass in my horse field. I just want to know what it is called so I can do some research on it to see of it is safe if my horses decide to eat it.  Thanks :-) 


  • I think it may be creeping buttercup. I'm sure someone else on the forum will will be able to identify it positivel.

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  • sanjy67sanjy67 Posts: 1,007

    does look like creeping buttercup, very invasive, pull it all out :)

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,366

    Horses don't eat buttercups , phil. image

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    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • One of the buttercups, can't tell which one - Meadow buttercup and Creeping buttercup are two of the most likely possibilities ... 

    Buttercups have always grown in British pastures, they do have a degree of toxicity and if eaten to excess can cause mild colic and diarrhoea in horses.  However in my experience if there is plenty of grass available few horses will eat enough buttercup to do them any harm as it tastes acrid.

    If the pasture is well managed that should keep the buttercup under control and prevent it from causing a problem.  Weeds can cause a problem where wet ground has previously been poached by horses/cattle destroying the grass, the buttercups and other weeds then take hold in the bare soil.  

    Hope that helps image

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  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    Sanjy -  it's growing in a field!!!image


    SW Scotland
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,996

    I'd say creeping buttercup. Meadow Bs have more finely divided leaves.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • sanjy67sanjy67 Posts: 1,007
    Joyce21 says:

    Sanjy -  it's growing in a field!!!image


    See original post

     image i didn't even see the text underneath the photo 

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