Ranunculus spp.
Family Ranunculaceae

* Flowers yellow, with 5 petals.
* Leaves lance-shaped.
* Species distinguished by the length of the petals and sepals.
* Height: 1-2'.

Natural History:
* Flowers June - September.
* Habitat: Swamps, marshes, shorelines.
* Range: Throughout the northeastern United States.
* Native.

* Spearworts are actually buttercups. Try this old trick: Hold one under your chin. Is your chin yellow? If so, you like butter. Like you need a flower to tell you...


Created by: Allaire Diamond and Jiasuey Hsu
Maintained by: Nick Rodenhouse
Created: July 31, 1998
Last Modified: November 21, 2008