Ranunculus acris

A Europen import, this plant is the tallest of nonnative buttercups

Ranunculus acris tall buttercup

Plant grows in the wild/spontaneously

Like all non-native buttercups, this plant has a yellow flower with 5 shiny petals.  The lower leaves are large and deeply cleft, while stem leaves are small.  It is one of the tallest buttercups, growing from 12 to 18 in. high.  This buttercup prefers meadows, fields, and other open places or man-disturbed habitats.  It blooms all summer and is present throughout the state.

Grows in fields, meadows, & along roadsides.

Present in all counties of the state.

Wetland codes

Flowers from May to September.

S-rank:  No rank
G-rank:  G5 (Secure)