Scientific Name - Ranunculus sardous Crantz
Family - Ranunculaceae
Winter annual with erect, hairy stems and leaves. Basal leaves with long petioles. Leaves pinnately divided and lobed. Yellow flowers singly on stem at leaf axils. Seeds in round clusters. Seed flattened, with curved, hooked, or straight beak. Reproduces by seed. Found in the continental United States except for the states in the High Plains and Southwest. Also occurs in Europe.