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Common Buttercup Ranunculus acris

Common Buttercup Ranunculus acris

Flores > Ranunculales > Ranunculaceae

Names in different Languages

GermanScharfer Hahnenfuß
EnglishCommon Buttercup
FrenchBouton d'or, Renoncule âcre
SpanishBotón de oro, Hierba belida


A high growing flower, up to 70cm, with 5 glossy yellow petals. This plant species is common around the world. Often seen in meadows and along edges of forests.

How to Identify

Distinguishable characteristics are the intense yellow colour of the 5 petals and the thin and high growing nature of this plant.

Where When to Spot

Around Montreal, I start seeing this flower early June in wildflower meadows and edge of forests along wildflower meadows.



2022-06-11Jardin Botanique de Montréal
2022-06-04Jardin Botanique de Montréal
2017-06-10Parc de la Frayère