FAUNA & FLORA PHOTOGRAPHY

Common Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

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

The intense yellow color of 5 petals and the thin and high growing feature are distinguishable characteristics.

Where and When to Spot

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

Common Names

Common Buttercup

Scharfer Hahnenfuß (de)
Botón de oro (es)
Bouton d'or (fr)

Taxonomy

Ranunculales
Ranunculaceae
Ranunculus acris