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.