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May 2010, Pennsylvania
A low, 4-12” plant with a cluster of spreading, silky-haired basal leaves. These leaves have 3-5 divisions, each bluntly lobed and only the terminal one stalked. Stem leaves are also 3- or 5-part, but the leaflets are narrower and more sharp-pointed. The 1” flower has 6 or 7 shiny yellow petals. The narrow, spreading sepals are shorter than the petals. The globular fruit head has small winged seeds with straight tips. Flowers in late March to May, the first buttercup to bloom in the spring.. Found in open hilly woods, old pastures.