Tall or Common Buttercup
Tall or Common Buttercup
Ranunculus acris
Buttercup Family - Ranunculaceae
A 5-petalled, particularly glossy, yellow flower with numerous stamens and pistils.
A generally tall, upright branching, hairy stem with leaves (1 to 4" long) that are intricately and deeply cut into 3 to 7 stalkless segments. Leaves have a long petiole.

(Photographed - May and July)
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