Connecticut Plants
Small-flowered Crowfoot (Kidneyleaf Buttercup)
Ranunculus abortivus L.

Small-flowered crowfoot is a buttercup with tiny, pale-yellow flowers. Connecticut has five other buttercups with tiny flowers (Ranunculus allegheniensis, R. micranthus, R. pensylvanicus, R. recurvatus, and R. sceleratus. Distinguishing the species depends on details of leaf shape, fruit shape, and hairiness of the stem.

  • Family: buttercup (Ranunculaceae)
  • Habitat: moist woods
  • Height: 6-24 inches
  • Flower size: 1/8 to 1/4 inch across
  • Flower color: pale yellow
  • Flowering time: April to August
  • Origin: native
Ranunculus abortivus L.
Ranunculus abortivus L.