Found on roadside near Lake Placid trailhead in Gifford Pinchot NF
Leaves are 3-lobed, toothed, and obviously likes moist meadows. Wait, I see a yellow petals and bent-back sepals. The one on the right of the fern.
Ranunculus occidentalis (western buttercup) is a species of buttercup found in the western United States and Canada. Its distribution extends from Alaska through British Columbia and Alberta to central California. The flower can be seen in open meadows, forests, and other generally flat areas up to an elevation of 2,200 metres (7,200 ft).