Water Buttercup

Control Water Buttercup

Many people ask how to get rid of water buttercup. The following options can be considered for how to control water buttercup.


Manual/Mechanical Control:

If you are considering how to remove water buttercup, physically raking this plant and digging up the roots can be a somewhat effective method of control. However, physical control can be difficult. Water buttercup can re-grow from any stems or fragments remaining in the water.


Herbicide Control:

There are multiple options for how to kill water buttercup that offer great control.

  1. Dibrox (for ponds or lakes) – liquid that is diluted with water and sprayed over the plants, fast acting.
  2. Hydrothol (for lakes) – granules that are broadcast over the plants.


When treating water buttercup,

  • Treat when the plants are established and actively growing.
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