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Common Name: Corn Buttercup
Ranunculus arvensis is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.50 metres tall.
It has medicinal uses.
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.