Tall Buttercup Ranunculus acris LinnaeusNon-native    Synonyms: Common Buttercup.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Ranunculales   >   Family Ranunculaceae   >   Genus Ranunculus   


Non-native species expected throughout the state in fields and disturbed areas.


Note stalkless lobes of leaves, which readily distinguishes this species from Bristly Buttercup.

There are 34 records in the project database.

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Tall Buttercup blooming in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (9/21/2013). Note that all parts of the plant are toxic and can cause blistering of the skin. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Tall Buttercup blooming in Oconto Co., Wisconsin (6/8/2012). Tall Buttercup is a widely introduced species from Eurasia. Photo by Corey Raimond. (MBP list)

The hairy divided leaf of a Tall Buttercup in Bozeman, Montana (6/30/2010). Photo by Matt Lavin. (MBP list)

A basal leaf of a Tall Buttercup plant in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (9/21/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Common Buttercup leaf in Dorchester Co., Maryland (10/13/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

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