Jun. 5, 2017


White water buttercup are usually found in big patches.  At Watkins Lake they stretched like this along for a couple hundred yards near the west shore.  What we see here could be only one or a few plants.  When they find the right bottom and depth, they go to town.  Beaver ponds are a frequent habitat.  After blooming, the developing seed heads and curve down into the water.  The plants then are not noticeable from any distance.

Today's distribution format changed because the USDA distribution map in screwed up.  It's hard to believe this small part of the Department would come to an incompetent administration's attention, but it's hard to not wonder.