||20 species of buttercup exist in the Midwest
||Many are winter annuals, some perennials.
||A basal rosette that has several branching stems. Flowers
||Cotyledons are ovate to round. Leaves form basal rosettes.
|True Leaves and Stem
||Stems are slender, slightly hairy or hairless, branched from
the base, reaching six to twenty inches tall. Lower leaves are round, palmately
veined, bright green, with round-toothed margins and are located on long stems
arising from the base of the plant. Upper leaves are located on shorter stems,
alternate, and divided into three to five leaflets with somewhat toothed
|Flower and Fruit
|| Flowers are small, yellow, with five to seven oblong petals.