Tall Buttercup

Ranunculus acris

Growth Habitat: Hairy perennial forb, grows up to 3 feet tall.

Leaves: Hairy leaves are deeply lobed (nearly to the base) into 3-5 segments with each segment lobed again. Leaves decrease in size upward on the stem.

Stems: Branched hairy stems each produce single flowers in loose clusters.

Flowers: Glossy yellow flowers are 3/4 to one inch in diameter with a greenish center.

Roots: Coarse, fibrous.

Seeds: Produces many seeds that are dark brown and about 2cm long. Seeds have rounded head, with a hooked beak, and are pitted and flattened with a spiny face.

Reproduces: By seed.

Habitat: Found in meadows and pastures.