Meadow Buttercup - Ranunculus acris
I love buttercups and was delighted to find so many growing along these coastal cliffs. They are simple, elegant, cheerful, and vibrant. Once when I was a kid, I rubbed them all over my face and arms in order to turn myself yellow. My purpose in doing so was to convince the school nurse and my teacher that I had yellow fever and thus could no longer attend school. They didn't believe me and so I had to endure public school...
Habitat: Maine coast
''Ranunculus acris'' is one of the more common buttercups across Europe and temperate Eurasia. Common names include meadow buttercup and tall buttercup. The plant is also known as an introduced species across much of the rest of the world, including Australia. It is a naturalized species and often a weed in parts of North America, but it is probably native in Alaska and Greenland.
This species is variable in appearance across the world. It is a somewhat hairy plant that has ascending.. more