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Buttercup

Ranunculus sp.

Description:

Attractive little flowers with filamentous centers and glossy petals. They were only about 3-4 inches tall.

Habitat:

Grassy meadow.

Notes:

I saw this buttercup at Mount Loretto.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Buttercup
Ranunculus


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4 Comments

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 7 years ago

It might well be R. acris, but there's no way for me to confirm that currently. Again, thanks for your input, nisky912!

nisky912
nisky912 7 years ago

It is probably tall buttercup, R. acris, if it was in a disturbed area.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 7 years ago

Thanks, Emily. I knew this was a buttercup already but was waiting for someone to give me a species level ID. I guess it's too hard to identify the species based on these photos.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 7 years ago

Ali, I'm not sure if cheerful buttercup is the proper ID, although the genus is correct. I read that those grow in the Himalayas and are rather large compared to my spotting. http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/sl...

mauna Kunzah
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mauna Kunzah

NYC, New York, USA

Spotted on May 31, 2013
Submitted on Jul 8, 2013

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