BUTTERCUP

Ranunculus hispidus

Plant Family............ Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
Leaf Arrangement... Compound
Bloom date............. March
Plant Height.... 18 inches
Habitat............ Pastures Roadsides
Flower Color... Glossy Yellow
Img 1. Buttercup
1 BUTTERCUP

Img 2. Buttercup
2 BUTTERCUP


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This is a naturalized annual plant that grows in disturbed areas, like fields before they are tilled for summer crops. Whole untilled fields, as observed from highways will have a yellowish cast from this plant. Animals avoid eating Buttercups. The flowers are about an inch in diameter and have glossy yellow petals.

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3 Buttercup



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