pucker up buttercup

Ranunculus are just coming in to the height of their season and oh my do we love this flower. Their layers of petals seem so soft and peony-like. I’ve always wondered where they got their name, and after a little reattach discovered that Ranunculus is latin for “little frog”. It is thought that they got their name since the species in nature is found by water, like frogs. The variety we are most familiar with at the market is a genus of the species called “persian buttercups”, which is a name I like quite a bit, too.

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