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.

Common Names

Scharfer Hahnenfuß [de]
Common Buttercup [en]
Botón de oro, Hierba belida [es]
Bouton d'or, Renoncule âcre [fr]

Taxonomy

Ranunculales
Ranunculaceae
Ranunculus acris

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