The earliest flowering Buttercup in the vicinity of New York. Its young leaves are very hairy. The stems are sometimes spreading, and together with their bright yellow flowers, this species is generally larger, but fewer leaved than the Bristly Crowfoot. The thin leaves are divided three, four, or five times, and the divisions are again sharply cleft and lobed. They are set on long stems. This Buttercup rises from a cluster of stout, fibrous roots, and is found in moist places and upland woods, from Georgia and Arkansas northward, from March to May.