Ranunculus are known for the delicate and soft petals, which makes them a popular choice for wedding bouquets. Each flower consists of around 100 to 130 petals, making them full and abundant in appearance and an eye-catching addition to any arrangement.
Informally referred to as a Buttercup, Ranunculus belong to a large genus of around 500 species of flowering plants in the family Ranunculaceae. The nickname Buttercup originates from an old game that children used to play. They would place the flower under their chin and, if their chin glowed yellow, it meant that like butter. The truth is that this has nothing to do with butter; the petals bounce back the UV light and this is why you notice a color change. The flower does this in order to attract bees and it really is an ingenious idea.
In Latin, the word “Rana” means frog while “unculus” means little. Essentially, the name ranunculus means little frog. These flowers were first found in Southwestern Asia where it believed that the flower got this name because it was found growing along the streams that little frogs called home.