Commonly known as the “buttercup”, the ranunculus is a large genus that contains over 600 varieties. The name ranunculus comes from two latin words. Rana meaning ‘frog’ and unculus meaning ‘little’. It is assumed this name was fitting because they grew along streams and were as prevalent as frogs in the springtime. 🐸 5. There are two legends of the ranunculus flower. The Persian legend states that a young prince who always wore green and gold (much like the yellow ranunculus) fell in love with a nymph and sang to her all day and all night. The nymph became so tired of listening to the prince sing, that she turned the prince into a buttercup flower. HAHAHA 😂😂😂 just chase people away can already what for no reason turn people into flowers lol.
However, according to Native American Legend, the ranunculus is also known as “coyote eyes”. It is said that a coyote was entertaining himself by throwing its eyes into the air and catching them again. An eagle suddenly swooped down and caught the coyote’s eyes in the air. With no way to see, the coyote picked two buttercup flowers and used them as eyes instead. 🤷🏻♀️Say what?!
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