Apr 27 2010
Crowfoot or buttercup? This flower is both.
In my Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide it’s called Small-flowered Crowfoot. An alternate name is Kidney-leaved Buttercup. Its Latin name is Ranunculus abortivus.
This small flower is not spectacular but I’m always happy to see it because it has a crow in its name.
And.. speaking of crows, here’s a new report showing how smart they are: Clever crows can use three tools!
(photo by Dianne Machesney, who calls it Kidney-leaved Buttercup)