meadow buttercup

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Scientific name : Ranunculus acris
Size : Bloom is 25mm across
Habitat: In horticulture the species may be regarded as a troublesome weed, colonising lawns and paths. Buttercups contain ranunculin, which breaks down to the toxin protoanemonin, a chemical that can cause dermatitis and vomiting.

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