Buttercup

Ranunculus acris

Family Crowfoot (Ranunculaceae)
Bloom Spring, summer, fall
Habitat Wet meadows, near streams, lakes
Status Native
Cycle Perennial
Height 1-3′
Flower Flowers have 5 rounded bright glossy yellow petals that grow on erect stalks above the leaves. Flowers are about 1″ wide.
Leaf Leaves are distance 3-lobed about 3-4″ wide. They grow on long stalks. Each lobe is divided into 3 lobes with sharp teeth.
Notes Plants grow in wet places and even into shallow water. They are more likely to be found in colonies than individual plants.

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