Ranunculus eschscholtzii
Subalpine Buttercup
A Colorado Native Subalpine Species
Ranunculaceae or Buttercup Family
3 inches tall - bright yellow
Full sun
Wet, fertile soil
Early Spring
Propagate by seed or division
Photo by Jane Hendrix

Subalpine Buttercup produces smaller flowers than Snow Buttercup but what it lacks in flower size is more than made for in quantity.

Standing a petite 3 inches above the ground, this species likes constantly moist, fertile soil in full sun.