Buttercup-Like Flowers )
Buttercup Family (Ranunculaceae)
Habitat: Subalpine Moist Meadows
Height: Up to 30 cm
Description: When hiking through moist alpine meadows, keep an eye out for the globeflower. It has a thick, hairless stem and shiny, deep-green, 5-lobed maple-like leaves. 5-10 creamy, petal-like sepals surround yellow stamens and a greenish central pistil. The lobes of the leaves overlap to conceal their maple-style dissection. When the flowers are partially closed, they resemble small globes, hence the name.
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