Buttercups grow well in USDA zones four- nine. The bright yellow buttercup is a member of a 500 species family of flowers in the genus Ranunculaceae. They have green leaves that appear to glow because their upper surface is smooth, and reflects the light. The extra glow of the plant’s leaves attracts pollinating insects and helps regulate the temperature of the buttercup’s reproductive parts.
The flowers produce large, bright yellow petals on cup-shaped flowers. They appear to glow due to the waxy texture of the five petals, caused by reflective cells on the petals’ surface.
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