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Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculaceae) of the UK

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Meadow Buttercup:

UK Status: A resident and native.

Flowering Period: April through to sometime in October, and occasionally can be seen earlier, or later in the year.

Appx Height: Grows from 30cm up to 70cm tall. 

Habitat: This is mainly a plant of dryer meadows and pastures, though can be found growing in many other situations. It is often considered a pest in gardens, and left unchecked can be quite invasive.

Comment: This is a very common wildflower in the UK, and can some times be encountered in large masses in some fields and pastures. There are many species of plants called buttercups, and several species in the UK.

 

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