("a little frog," referring to the aquatic habits of some species)

Family, Crowfoot. Color, pale yellow. Leaves, from the root, of 2 kinds, all with long petioles. Those appearing first, roundish, kidney-shaped, with rounded teeth; the later are 3-lobed. Stem-leaves divided mostly into threes, the divisions toothed. Sepals, 5, turned back. Petals, 5, inconspicuous, shorter than the sepals. Flower, small, on a smooth, erect, and branching stem, growing 2 feet high or less. April to June.

It is fond of wet places near small streams.