Ranunculus acris L.

Tall Buttercup

 

 

Description:

 

        Tall plant with slender branching slightly hairy stems

        Leaves kidney shaped and divided many times but not separated into leaflets

        Basal leaves have long petioles while the ones higher up the stem

        Yellow flowers with five petals are overlapping and showy

 

 

Habitat:

 

        Fields

        Meadows

        Roadsides

        Serious weed in pastures

        Moist or heavy soils

 

 

Distribution:

 

        Cow pasture

        Hay fields