A common, early, fine, silky-haired woodland species, growing from six to twelve inches high, and bearing deep yellow, narrow-petalled flowers, measuring nearly an inch broad. The flower often has six or seven petals. It rises from a cluster of thickened fleshy-fibred roots, and is found during April and May in open woods from Ontario and New England to North Carolina and westward to Texas and Manitoba. The dark green, long-stemmed leaves are deeply lobed with three, four, or five divisions. This is one of the very first of the Buttercups to blossom in the spring time.