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Common Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)
Image ID: 2012/yrt228Tap/mouseover and drag to zoom/pan.
Other common names: Meadow Buttercup, Tall Buttercup
Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
Height: 2 to 3 ft.
Blooms: May to September
Leaf Type: divided
Bloom Size: 1 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Individual flowers, Regular blooms, 5 parts
Location: Youghiogheny River Trail
More photos of this flower
- Creeping Buttercup
Blotchy leaves characterize the creeping buttercup.
- Swamp Buttercup
The leaf of common buttercup is deeply lobed, while that of swamp buttercup is actually divided.
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.