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R acris. Grooved solid flower stem and hairy hollow main stem. Showing shapes of hairy leaves

R bulbosus. Grooved solid flower stem and hairy hollow main stem. Showing shapes of hairy leaves

In the last post I said there I couldn’t find any Bulbous Buttercup Ranunculus bulbosus. The next day i found this specimen by the bank of the River Rhymney at Ystrad Mynach. Unlike the other common yellow buttercups this one has reflexed sepals and a bulbous corm just below ground level. Otherwise it looks most like a more delicate version of R repens but (because it does not spread by stolons) has a different growth habit.

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