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Bulbous Buttercup

A very common species of buttercup on dry grassland, especially on chalk, and so is very common in Dorset.



Common Name Bulbous Buttercup
Scientific Name Ranunculus bulbosus
Species Group Buttercup Family Ranunculaceae
Interest Level
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Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Buttercup family - Ranunculaceae
Status Locally common
Flower Colour Group Yellow
  • 03 - March
  • 04 - April
  • 05 - May
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
Preferred Environment
Look for The turned down green sepals behind the flower head
Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

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Buttercup Family Ranunculaceae