|Small herb, up to about 2 ft tall. Flowers
very small, consisting of a green berry-like center surrounded by 5
tiny, bright yellow petals and 5 sepals that are strongly bent
downward. Stem leaves, and some basal leaves divided into 3 or
more oblong leaflets. Some basal leaves, however,
kidney-shaped with scalloped edges. Blooms in spring.
Woodland plant, moderately abundant along the woodland trails of the
Crowfoots are buttercups with very small flowers. Several
other buttercups are known in the Park, but all have larger flowers.
Hooked crowfoot (Ranunculus
recurvatus) also occurs in the Park. It prefers moist
areas, and its leaves are all deeply lobed, but not divided and not kidney-shaped.