The name Ranunculus is late latin for ‘little frog’, from rana ‘frog’ and a diminutive ending. A reference to the many species being found near water, like frogs. They are a large genus of about 600 species of plants in the Ranunculaceae – members of the genus buttercups.
I absolutely adore the beautiful flowers created by Jacqueline Butler of Petalsweet! I especially adore her Ranunculus flowers.