Ranunculaceae - wildflowers of the Buttercup family

The buttercup family also includes globe flowers and the various Ranunculus species. Many species in this family have five petals, but some (lesser celandine is an example) have a variable number up to 12 or more.

These thumbnail pictures have links to larger photographs and information about each of the species, their habitat needs and an identification guide.

Other members of the Ranunculaceae (Buttercup) family on this website

Clematis vitalba Old Man's Beard
Consolida ambigua Annual Larkspur
Helleborus foetidus Stinking Hellebore
Helleborus viridis Green Hellebore
Ranunculus asiaticus Turban Buttercup
Ranunculus omiophyllus Ivy-leaved Crowfoot
Trollius laxus Spreading Globeflower
Introduction to wild flower families...