Scientific NameRanunculus parviflorus
Other Common Names:
small flowered crowfoot
Though it often grows in clumps or mats, this species can mature to roughly 1ft in height.
Leaves typically have 3-5 lobes or clefts and measure up to 1in across. Leaf margins can be scalloped to toothed. Long petioles are present, especially on lower leaves.
Small flowers and very hairy stems characterize this species.
Flower Seed Head
Solitary, axial flowers grow at the end of 2mm-long pedicels, which connect at the base of the newest leaves. Pale yellow flowers are up to 2mm across.
Small, egg-shaped achenes are up to 2mm across and have hooked spines.
This species mostly grows in fields, roadsides, pastures, and other disturbed areas.
upright and nonwoody,
prostrate and nonwoody
Thorns or Spines
Approximate Flower Diameter
Dominant Flower Color
longer than leaf
Stem Cross Section
round or oval