...May Flowers - Buttercups
We've all heard the rhyme "April showers bring May flowers", but just what blooms in May?
Follow along as we post about a new flower every day in May, some familiar, some may be new, all beautiful in their unique sort of way!
Known by both titles tall and common, the Ranunculus acris (common/tall buttercup) is the most widespread of the buttercups and the easiest to identify with its tall branching stems and bright waxy looking flowers.
Children would often hold buttercups under each others chins to find out if they liked butter (if the yellow reflected back on the chin they did like it!).
Since 2015 we have been exploring and sharing all the amazing things we’ve found in nature.
Emily is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist who is most often found out in the woods.