30 April 2008


A large group of plants is characterized by the numerous stamens and pistils that form a button or cluster in the center of the flower. In many species the petals are absent and the sepals are showy like petals. The sepals often look waxy in nature. Legend say that to hold the flower next to your neck on the night of a full moon would drive you insane but we now know that some species of the buttercup can be poisonous. The name literally means "little frog."

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