Hearty Buttercups by © Betty E Duncan ~ Blue Mountain Blessings Photography
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These two small sagebrush buttercups were located in a cozy spot with the sunshine radiating warmth into the rocks they were growing in. Photographed in the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon near Unity.

Ranunculus glaberrimus
Sagebrush buttercup
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

A small fleshy plant with most of the leaves at the base and shiny yellow flowers, resembling a cup of butter. Native Habitat: Mostly among sagebrush and in open pine woods.

Among the first wildflowers to bloom in the spring. The very smooth, rather fleshy leaves are characteristic. The toxin in buttercups is unstable and is rendered harmless by drying or boiling the leaves.

Plant Characteristics: perennial; Habit: herb; Leaf Color: green; Bloom Color: yellow; Bloom Time: March – June.

Native Distribution: British Columbia to northern California; east to New Mexico, Nebraska, and North Dakota.

Blue Mountain Blessings Photography
Betty E Duncan
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It is a true blessing being able to live in the beautiful Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon. Peaceful, relaxed, soul invigorating, creativity inspiring….

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Comments

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 2 years ago

    Don’t forget to enter our Color Me Yellow Challenge in the group,
    “Wildflowers of North America!!”

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 1 month ago

    Congratulations!! Your BEAUTIFUL image is being
    FEATURED in the group, “Wildflowers of North America!!”

  • thank you for the feature lorilee :-)

    – © Betty E Duncan ~ Blue Mountain Blessings Photography

  • MotherNature
    MotherNatureabout 1 month ago

    Congratulations on your feature in Wildflowers in North America; what a beautiful picture. I need it in my favorites:>)

  • thank you :-)

    – © Betty E Duncan ~ Blue Mountain Blessings Photography

  • Kathleen Daley
    Kathleen Daleyabout 1 month ago

    congrats on your feature in WoNA! this is a beautiful and captivating capture!

  • thank you Kathleen :-)

    – © Betty E Duncan ~ Blue Mountain Blessings Photography

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