Ranunculus acris

Common Name: 
tall buttercup, common buttercup, meadow buttercup
Scientific Name: 
Ranunculus acris L.
Family Name: 
Ranunculaceae - Buttercup Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle
introduced perennial, reproducing by seed
upright, branching, multiply from base, hairy, hollow
Stems of Tall Buttercup
Stems of Tall Buttercup
alternate, round to kidney-shaped in outline, palmately lobed (3)5-7, lobes sessile and further divided into narrow lobes, long petioles, upper leaves less divided – often 3 and short stalked or sessile, soft hairs above and below
Leaves of Tall Buttercup
Leaves of Tall Buttercup
5-petaled, golden yellow and glossy, petals overlapping, sepals spreading, long stalked; clusters terminal and axillary above
Flowers of Tall Buttercup
Flowers of Tall Buttercup