Button Menu

Swamp Buttercup


Family:  Ranunculaceae, buttercup family
Genus species:  Ranunculus septentrionalis 

Leaves are large, basal, deeply cleft and broad.

Flower is borne on an erect stalk, 4 to 6 inches tall. Flower is relatively large, about 1 inch across. Flower has five bright and shiny yellow petals.

More Information:

The genus name Ranunculus is from the Latin for "little frog," a diminutive of the frog genus name Rana, referring to the amphibious habit of many plants in this family.  The species name septentrionalis is from the Latin for “northern.”