I very rarely buy cut flowers, as I hate to spend the money and I am highly allergic to most. But these ranunculus were too beautiful to pass by. And we have a tangerine wall in our otherwise very white kitchen. I wil have to show off that wall some day to you all. I am hoping to plant some ranunculus in my garden this weekend so I won't have to buy them next time.
The buttercup is a species of ranunculus. Another name for ranunculus is Persian Buttercup.
We used to play with them when I was little. We would hold them up to someone's chin and if you had a yellow reflection on your chin it meant you like butter and if it turned out that you liked butter we would laugh. It seems so wonderful to be so eaily entertained.