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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 Names

  • Common Buttercup (en)
  • Botón de oro, Hierba belida (es)
  • Bouton d'or, Renoncule âcre (fr)
  • Scharfer Hahnenfuß (de)


  • Ranunculales
  • Ranunculaceae
  • Ranunculus acris

Where & When to Spot

Around Montreal, I start seeing this flower early June in wildflower meadows and edge of forests along wildflower meadows.

How to Identify

Distinguishable characteristics are the intense yellow colour of the 5 petals and the thin and high growing nature of this plant.


Common Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

Common Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

Park de la Frayère, Boucherville - 2017-06-10

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP 90mm F2.8 Di Macro VC USD F017N; Focal Length 90mm; Exposure 1/640; Aperture f6.3; Iso 640;

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