Soil: Hydric (Wet) – Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Part Sun
Height: 1-2 feet
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Season: April – July
Suggested Uses: Swamp buttercups grow in moist woods and meadows. They are a great plant for rain gardens and restoration projects.
Native Range: Native to the eastern half of the U.S. including the eastern half of the state of Minnesota.
Flowers: The 1″ flowers have 5 round petals.
Leaves: The 3-lobes leaves grow on long stalks.
Fun Facts: If you hold this flower under someone’s chin and ask “Do you like butter?” and their chin has a yellow glow, the answer is “Yes!” Yellow Buttercups in the pasture were once thought to contribute to high cream content in milk and give butter its yellow color.
More information: USDA plant profile