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SMALL-FLOWERED BUTTERCUP Ranunculus parviflorus (Ranunculaceae) Height to 30cm. Sprawling, hairy annual of dry, bare ground, often on sandy soils. FLOWERS are 3-5mm across with pale yellow petals; borne on furrowed stalks, often arising from the fork of a branch (May-Jul). FRUITS are roughly hairy. LEAVES are rounded and lobed (basal leaves); stem leaves are narrowly lobed. STATUS-Local in S England and S Wales.
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SMALL-FLOWERED BUTTERCUP Ranunculus parviflorus (Ranunculaceae) Height to 30cm. Sprawling, hairy annual of dry, bare ground, often on sandy soils. FLOWERS are 3-5mm across with pale yellow petals; borne on furrowed stalks, often arising from the fork of a branch (May-Jul). FRUITS are roughly hairy. LEAVES are rounded and lobed (basal leaves); stem leaves are narrowly lobed. STATUS-Local in S England and S Wales.

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Date: 1 May 2006
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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