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.
- Common Buttercup (en)
- Botón de oro, Hierba belida (es)
- Bouton d'or, Renoncule âcre (fr)
- Scharfer Hahnenfuß (de)
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 & When to Spot
Around Montreal, I start seeing this flower early June in wildflower meadows and edge of forests along wildflower meadows.