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Meadow Buttercup


By drc726


Meadow buttercup is a perennial weed. It is recorded up to 4,000 ft in Britain. It is characteristically found on grazed and mown grassland. It is a weed of old grassland and its abundance is considered an index of the age of the pasture. Cattle know to avoid the fresh plant as the ranunculin content is high, also its presence reduces the productivity of pasture. Hold it under your chin – if it reflects yellow on your skin its said ‘you like butter’.

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love buttercups, :)) do you think there are as many around as there used to be or am I being 'nostalgic'?

17 May, 2010


I remember doing the "butter" thing when young. You always saw daisies with buttercups where I live, and we made daisy chains... oh halcyon

17 May, 2010


Yes we would sit in the sun making the chains.

17 May, 2010


and climb trees, i named my two favourite ones, 'twister' and 'ivy' :)and there was a nest with eggs in, at the top of 'ivy'...

17 May, 2010


I remember doing that too, not seen many these days :(

17 May, 2010


I remember aswell.

17 May, 2010


My brothers and I use to climb trees and hide and when he came along we bounced conkers off the village bobby's helmet. Unfortunately I was the only one he could catch!

17 May, 2010


A simple flower that isn't really appreciated I don't think, but beautiful to me.

18 May, 2010


Nice picture drc buttercups are so yellow and vivid -reminds me of my schooldays when I used to 'mooch' off lessons, up in the mountain with my friends.

22 May, 2010


no shortage of them in the West of England a week ago my shoes were yellow with the pollen after walking Jamie, his legs and willy were also covered.

23 May, 2010


lol BJS, this made me laugh!...:o)))

23 May, 2010


i have them in my flower beds both the wild 1 and the cultivated one all mixed in . they add a slash of color

24 May, 2010

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