This Buttercup occurs commonly from May to July, throughout some of the Northeastern States, in fields and along roadsides. It is easily identified by its bulbous root, which, from its energy-storing nature, enables its flower to appear first of its kind in the spring. The plant resembles the Tall Crowfoot in a general way, but it is more hairy, and does not attain so large a size. The flowers are large, and the sepals are bent downward, often close to the stem. The deep, glossy yellow petals, usually number five, but often appear in sixes or sevens, and the flower measures over an inch in diameter. It is naturalized from Europe.