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Small-flowered Buttercup, Ranunculus parviflorus Family: Ranunculaceae
Ranunculus parviflorus    *     Small-flowered Buttercup

Flowering time: May-August. Annual

Habitat: Neutral or calcareous soils on dry banks, open grassland, waste and cultivated ground. Most frequent in SW England, occasional elsewhere in southern England and Wales.

A low, inconspicuous plant. Small pale-yellow flowers with down-turned sepals are followed by spiny fruit. The toothed, hairy lower leaves are 3-5 lobed, the upper leaves simple or oblong-lobed. Furrowed flower stalks.


Small-flowered Buttercup, Ranunculus parviflorus
Small-flowered Buttercup, Ranunculus parviflorus
Bramble Bay, Studland, Dorset. September 2007

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