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. Buttercup flowers are beautiful golden-yellow cup-shaped flowers. They belong to the ranunculus family, which has around 400 species of flowers, which include spearworts, water crowfoots, lesser celandine, and buttercups. However, the most popular one among this family is the five-petal, bright yellow buttercup flower.
  3. Some other plants and people are named buttercup, based on the name of the yellow wild flower. These include a type of pumpkin, and the girl's name Buttercup. "Build Me Up Buttercup" was the name of a popular song by The Foundations during the 1960s. A cartoon character from the Powerpuff Girls television series was also named Buttercup.
  4. The Buttercup Flower’s Message Is: The buttercup flower’s message is typically one of joy and cheerfulness and is especially appropriate for those who love wildflowers.The buttercup can be seen as a symbol of goodwill towards the recipient. Buttercups can be tucked into vases with daisies and other wildflowers to add bright color to the ...
  5. Buttercup: Buttercup, (genus Ranunculus), any of about 250 species of herbaceous flowering plants in the family Ranunculaceae. Buttercups are distributed throughout the world and are especially common in woods and fields of the north temperate zone. Most buttercups have tuberous or fibrous roots and solitary
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