Connecticut Plants
Hooked Crowfoot (Hooked Buttercup)
Ranunculus recurvatus Poir.

Hooked crowfoot is a buttercup with tiny, pale-yellow flowers. It is called "hooked" because of a hooked beak on each achene (the dry fruit around each seed). Hooked crowfoot is one of six species of buttercups in Connecticut with tiny flowers; the others are Ranunculus abortivus, R. allegheniensis, R. micranthus, R. pensylvanicus, and R. sceleratus.

  • Family: buttercup (Ranunculaceae)
  • Habitat: woods
  • Height: 1-2 feet
  • Flower size: 1/4 inch across
  • Flower color: pale yellow
  • Flowering time: April to July
  • Origin: native
Ranunculus recurvatus Poir.
Ranunculus recurvatus Poir.