Swamp Buttercup
Swamp Buttercup

Swamp Buttercup
(Ranunculus septentrionalis)
Swamp Buttercup or Marsh Buttercup is a member of the Buttercup Family (Ranunculaceae), that blooms from April to July in moist woods, thickets and meadows. The flowers above were found in an island in a creek in deep woods in May.

The plant has a hollow stem and grows to a height of 1 to 3 feet. The flowers are bright glossy yellow with 5 sepals and 5 petals and are about 1 inch in diameter.

The leaves of the plant are divided into 3-lobed segments and range from 1 1/2 inch to 4 inches in length. They grow on short stalks

Swamp Buttercups grow from Southern Canada south to Maryland and west to Missouri.

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