Authentic Wisconsin.  Swamp Buttercup - Ranunculaceae


Swamp Buttercup along the Ho-Nee-Um boardwalk below the Oak Savanna on May 5, 2019 in Madison, Wisconsin.

Above: Swamp Buttercup along the Ho-Nee-Um boardwalk below the Oak Savanna on May 5, 2019.


Swamp Buttercup - Ranunculaceae

Flowers are a conspicuous, glossy yellow.

Swamp Buttercup grow in soggy areas of woodlands, along vernal pools, swamps, seeps and areas along springs.

Although some authors treat it as a distinct species, others consider it to be a subspecies of Ranunculus hispidus.

Swamp Buttercup along the Ho-Nee-Um boardwalk below the Oak Savanna on May 5, 2019.


Above: Swamp Buttercup along the Ho-Nee-Um boardwalk below the Oak Savanna on May 5, 2019.



Buttercup
by Scottish author, Elizabeth Gordon

Thirsty little Buttercup,

Caught the dew and drank it up,

Said cool water was so good,

She didn't seem to care for food.



For more information on Swamp Buttercup, visit Wikipedia.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin State Herbarium website page about Swamp Buttercup.


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Swamp Buttercup
Ranunculus septentrionalis


Swamp Buttercup along the Ho-Nee-Um boardwalk below the Oak Savanna on May 9, 2019.

Swamp Buttercup along the Ho-Nee-Um boardwalk below the Oak Savanna on May 9, 2019.


Above: Swamp Buttercup along the Ho-Nee-Um boardwalk below the Oak Savanna (5/05/19)


Swamp Buttercup along the Ho-Nee-Um boardwalk below the Oak Savanna on May 9, 2019.


Above: Swamp Buttercup along the Ho-Nee-Um boardwalk below the Oak Savanna (5/09/19)




Above: "Build Me Up Buttercup" played at the University of Wisconsin football games.


TButtercup by Elizabeth Gordon with illustration by  M. T. (Penny) Ross.

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