General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Erosion control
Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Beetles
Moths and Butterflies
Flies
Bees

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Common names
  • Meadow Buttercup
  • Tall Buttercup
  • Showy Buttercup

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Location: Zone 5
Date: 2015-05-28
Location: Maine woods
Date: 4000-06-26
Location: My garden
Date: 2017-07-09
Location: Pennsylvania
Date: 2020-05-23
Ranunculus acris
Location: Maine woods
Date: 4000-06-26

Date: August
credit: Akdam
Location: Pappy Elkins Park.
Date: Spring 2010
The bees love these flowers.
Location: West border
Date: June 2015
Location: nature reserve, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2012-05-21
Location: My studio in Welland, Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada
Date: 2015-09-11
seeds, blooms and heads
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 01 Jun 2022
Ranunculus acris aka meadow buttercup
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 01 Jun 2022
Ranunculus acris aka meadow buttercup, some years blooms are more
Location: My garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2015-06-14
Location: my garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2008-06-02
Location: Nature Reserve Gent, Belgium
Date: 2009-05-22
Location: My garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2015-06-05
Location: nature reserve, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2012-05-21
Location: nature reserve, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2012-05-21
Location: nature reserve, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2012-05-21
Location: nature reserve, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2012-05-21
Location: nature reserve, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2012-05-21
Location: West border
Date: June
Location: nature reserve, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2012-05-21
Location: My front garden in Welland, Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada
Date: 2015-05-27
Buds & Blooms
Location: My garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2015-06-14
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Comments:
  • Posted by KFredenburg (Black Hills, SD - Zone 5a) on Jun 16, 2020 4:27 PM concerning plant:
    Information from "A Guide to Wild Flowers, Ferns and Grasses":
    Rhizome: short, thick. Stem: erect, profusely branched. Basal leaves: petiolate, palmately 5-7 lobed. Upper stem-leaves: sessile, cut into narrow segments. Flower stems: not furrowed. Flowers: 5 green sepals, 5 petals; followed by rounded pale brown ascends with a short hooked beak. Originated from: Europe and West Siberia.

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