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Common Name: Corn Buttercup
Ranunculus arvensis is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.50 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
All parts of the plant are poisonous when fresh, the toxins are destroyed by heat or by drying[
]. The plant also has a strongly acrid juice that can cause blistering to the skin[
Europe, including Britain, from Norway south and east to N. Africa, W. Asia to the Himalayas.
A weed of cornfields, especially on calcareous soils[
A weed of arable land, preferring calcareous soils[
A greedy plant, inhibiting the growth of nearby plants, especially legumes[
The plant is used is used in the treatment of intermittent fevers, gout and asthma[
Seed - sow spring in situ. You are very unlikely to need to encourage this plant.