Story posted: 22. February 2016 by Lizzie Harper
Looking through my botanical illustrations recently, I realised I’d completed quite a few watercolors of flowers in the Buttercup or Ranunculus genus (family Ranunculaceae). Like the botany ingénue I am, I assumed I’d covered most of the British buttercups, and decided to write this blog. Little did I know, I wasn’t even half-way through them!
Buttercups are members of the Ranunculus genus which also includes hellebores, marsh marigolds, clematis, anemones, and crowfoots. Buttercups and Spearworts are the focus of this exploration of the Ranunculus genus.
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