Water Buttercup has long, branched stems that emerge from both trailing runners and buried rhizomes.
The leaves are finely cut into thread-like divisions (white) or flattened divisions (yellow) and either attach directly to the stem
or have a very short leaf stalk. Leaves emerge along the stem in an alternate arrangement
and are usually stiff enough to hold their shape when lifted out of the water. Water buttercup produces either yellow or white
flowers from June to September.