Jan. 20, 2021

common buttercup, Ranunculus acris

Here it is! THE buttercup. Around the world, when people think buttercup, this is most often the one. Those shiny bright yellow petals are the epitome of buttercup. Common buttercup may be native in Alaska and Greenland, but otherwise has been introduced from Eurasia. It blooms in fields and other mostly open areas in every state and province except AR, FL, HI, LA, OK, TX, and YT, and is on SPM. 5/28/12, Ingham Co MI. Buttercup family, Ranunculaceae.