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Bulbous Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)


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An upright hairy perennial 15-40cm tall. It has a basal tuber (no runners), a deeply grooved flower stalk and reflexed (bent back) sepals. It has bright yellow flowers and is very common on dry grassland especially chalk. It flowers April to June. Picture taken May 18th at Hinxworth, Hertfordshire.

18th May 2008 by Diane Earl

Biology, Science

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Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

flower plant wild botany nature

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