Yellow flowers, 5 petals, numerous stamens. Flower approx. 3 cm. Plant approx. 20 cm in height. Single leaf on long stem.
Herbaceous flowering plant. White petals with yellow reproductive parts in the spring. Orange colored rhizome.
Ranunculales is an order of flowering plants. Of necessity it contains the family Ranunculaceae, the buttercup family, because the name of the order is based on the name of a genus in that family. Ranunculales belongs to a paraphyletic group known as the basal eudicots. It is the most basal clade in this group; in other words, it is sister to the remaining eudicots. Widely known members include poppies, barberries, and buttercups.