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Buttercups (Ranunculus spp.) 

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Buttercups are very common throughout Michigan.  The bright yellow, bowl-shaped flowers are familiar to most people, although individuals species are more difficult to identify.  Flowers are usually single or in loose groups of a half-dozen or so.  Buttercups grow across a wide range of sites, from roadsides to ponds.  There are about 20 species with at least a half-dozen very common ones.  There are also five species appearing on Michigan's threatened plant list.  Several are exotics from Eurasia and others occur around the northern hemisphere. 


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