Buttercup

Ranunculus multifidus (?)

Buttercup, Ranunculus, photo © by Michael Plagens

Along a sunny trail in Mt. Kenya Forest, Kirinyaga, Kenya, Africa. 2 June 2017.

In the mountaineous areas of Kenya where moisture is in good supply and where moist soil gets plenty of sunlight, these familiar yellow wildflowers can be found. Normally the flowers have five to seven petals, numerous stamens and many individual carpels each topped by pistil. Some buttercup plants are toxic to grazing animals.

Ranunculaceae -- Willow Family

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Kenya Natural History

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