A photographic collection and brief reference to help identify Wildflowers found in New York
With 36 species in the northest it can be hard to pin down an exact match. I'd like to say this is a common buttercup - R. acris but the leaves don't seem to be as deeply cut. Not a Creeping Buttercut - R. repens althought the leaves are about right, they lack the pale spots and the plant did not have runners.
But what the hey, a buttercup no matter the variety is like a bright sunshiny day.
Buttercups begin flowering in Spring and continues to bloom throughout the growing season
Found: Fields, meadows, roadsides, thickets
Height: 2 - 3 feet
May - Sept bloom time
Remember when someone asked, Do you like butter?, and then stuck one of these small flowers under your chin?
I do, and apparently I've had them jammed into my chin so many times that it's turned permanently yellow and can't stand to eat margarine.