Although it is usually avoided by stock creeping buttercup is more palatable than the other buttercups and may be grazed. However, it can cause diarrhoea in sheep and cattle. Creeping buttercup is said to deplete the land of potassium and may have an allelopathic effect on neighbouring plants.
Creeping buttercup plants are attacked by a number of insects, fungi and grazing animals. Partridges, pheasants and wood pigeons eat the seeds. Chickens and geese readily eat the leaves. Creeping buttercup tolerates rabbit grazing but growth becomes more prostrate.
They have some serious pollination issues, so growers gradually switched to the newer hybrids to get higher yields.
However, neither female plants nor hermaphrodite plants are self-fertile;
they require pollen transfer from a male or a different hermaphrodite clone
(or cultivar) of the same species, which is usually achieved by insect pollinators.
* 'Capron royal', hermaphrodite
* 'Askungen' (Truedsson) hermaphrodite
* 'Marie Charlotte' (Hans) hermaphrodite
* 'Bauwens', female
* Fragaria moschata '(Capron)', female
* 'Profumata di Tortona', female
* 'Siegerland', female
* 'Cotta', male
They should be larger than an Alpine Strawberry, and more flavorful than a commercial store-bought strawberry.
Sounds like something I need to try.
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