This kind of Buttercup is endemic in extended areas of Europe, Siberia, Canada and the USA. It prefers to grow in moist to marshy places in rather poor, slightly acidic soil in sun to light shade. The partly elongated leaves appaer stalkless on often reddish, upright and lying stems. The pale yellow, shiny, quinary flowers emerge mostly in umbels, seldom alone. After flowering bold achenes are formed (with a short beak). Cattle does not eat it for its spicy taste. Good winter-hardy. Great near a natural pond.