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

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

Where and When to Spot

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


Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Parc de la Frayère

    Saturday, June 10, 2017

    NIKON D500
    TAMRON SP 90mm F2.8 Di Macro VC USD F017N

    Focal Length 90mm
    Shutter Speed 1/640s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 640