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Alpine Buttercup

This bright yellow flower is circular and has four overlapping corrugated petals. The plant has a set of basal leaves that are thin and narrow. The stem has a whorl of stringy leaves as well. Each plant has only one flower and grows up to six inches tall. It prefers bogs and marshy areas.

Wildflower Details

Scientific Name:Ranunculus adoneus
Growing Season:Summer
Soil Type:Bogs, marshy areas
Other Names:

Snow Buttercup

Habitat:Subalpine, Alpine