Meadow Buttercup – Ranunculus acris

Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris) is sometimes known as Tall Buttercup or Giant Buttercup. It is often found in meadows and pastures but can also be found in gardens, woodland edges and parks. It likes to grow in slightly damp, calcareous soils.
Meadow Buttercup flowers between April and October, producing a bright yellow flowers that are roughly 2 cm across, with 5 petals and rounded leaves that are divided into 3 or 7 lobes.
Meadow Buttercup is the tallest species of the common buttercup, it is easily distinguishable from the creeping buttercup due to its height and lower leaves.

Height: 30 – 90cm
Flowering Time: April to October
Preferred Conditions: Found in cut grassland and meadows and prefers moist soils.

Meadow Buttercup - Ranunculus acris