Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)
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Buttercup (Ranunculus acris) - 03

Buttercup (Ranunculus acris) - 03
(Buttercup (Ranunculus acris) - 03) In this photo we can see several of the buttercup buds and get a closer look at the leaf structure.  It is interesting to note the origin of the names of flowers, such as the buttercup, which derives its scientific name from the Latin word, ranunculus, which means "little frog".  This name probably originated because many species of buttercup are found in wet and swampy areas where frogs also live.
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