A Rare but Beautiful Buttercup

Dave Ostrom
While hiking a Paradise Ridge on Friday, March 15th, I found this special Sagebrush Buttercup which is shown in a closeup and magnified view. The flower has ten petals rather than the five that I am used to seeing. Through a search of the web I found that this is possible but rarely seen.

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