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Creeping Buttercup (Ranunculus repens)


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This plant will invade arable and disturbed land, meadows and lawns. It is very difficult to get rid of as its runners spread in all directions. It is slightly poisonous to cattle and they avoid eating the plant and the surrounding grass. The leaves are divided into three lobes, with a longer middle lobe. All of the leaves are hairy. The yellow flowers are borne singularly or in clusters. At one time it was believed the ground up roots could cure plague and the flowers hung around the neck could cure madness. Picture taken 18th June 2006 near Bedford.

18th Jun 2006 by Diane Earl

Biology, Science

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