Buttercups & Summer

On the Solstice, the snow buttercups (Ranunculus nivalis) were just opening.  They are always the first flowers to bloom in the TundraGarden.  Usually they are bit earlier, but it is a late melt.  Not really Solstice material.

Snow buttercups on Solstice

It was cloudy for several days in a row, so they opened slowly, but by yesterday they were open, although it was still pretty cloudy, so they aren’t as spectacular looking as they can be.

Same snow buttercups on July 25

Next up are the pygmy buttercups (Ranunculus pygmaeus), which are really tiny little things.

Pygmy buttercups

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