Weeds

Buttercup, Dandelion

Buttercup, Dandelion
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Buttercups are especially common in the woods and fields of the northern states. The flowers are glossy yellow flowers (hence the name buttercup) and deeply cut leaves (supposedly resembling crows' feet). Like some other members of the family, species of this genus contain an acrid juice that makes them unpalatable for livestock and in some species poisonous. A dozen or more species are common in every part of the United States.