buttercup flower (Ranunculus

buttercup flower (Ranunculus)

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  1. Ranunculus / r æ ˈ n ʌ ŋ k j ʊ l ə s / is a genus of about 500 species of flowering plants in the family Ranunculaceae.Members of the genus include the buttercups, spearworts and water crowfoots.The petals are often highly lustrous, especially in yellow species, owing to a special coloration mechanism: the petal's upper surface is very smooth causing a mirror-like reflection.
  2. Highlights shining on the reflective petals of the buttercup can be seen in the images at left and above. People sometimes hold a fresh buttercup flower under the chin of a friend or family member.
  3. How to Grow Buttercup - Ranunculus Buttercup flowers are members of the Ranunculus genus, a large family (about 400 species) of flowers.
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  5. Swamp Buttercup Ranunculus septentrionalis Buttercup family (Ranunculaceae) Description: This herbaceous perennial plant is about 6" tall, although its stems can extend up to 1' long. Both basal leaves and stems with alternate leaves are produced; the latter usually sprawl across the ground.
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Rising above it all. Re sized, cropped and vignette added, no other adjustments.
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