Ranunculus adoneus
Snow Buttercup
A Colorado Native Alpine Species
Ranunculaceae or Buttercup Family
3 to 5 inches tall - bright yellow - large flowers
Full sun
Wet, fertile soil
Mid-Spring
Propagate by seed or division
Photo by Jane Hendrix

Snow Buttercup is the most beautiful buttercup in Colorado. It has very large flowers that almost smothered the finely dissected foliage and it often is found blooming while still surrounded by snow! Its low (to 5" tall), compact form makes it a much-sought-after addition to the bog garden.