buttercup meaning :Riches, Childishness
Ranunculus is a large genus of about 600 species of plants in the Ranunculaceae. Members of the genus include the buttercups, spearworts, water crowfoots and the lesser celandine.
Ranunculus species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Hebrew Character and Small Angle Shades. some species are popular ornamental flowers in horticulture, with many cultivars selected for large and brightly coloured flowers.