Wild Flowers Of Strathclyde Park

 
 

Meadow Buttercup
Rununculus
of the Buttercup family
a perennial
5 -100 cm high

blooms April-September
likes damp meadows and pastures
can be seen extensively throughout the Park.
This is by the Pond

   
The buttercup has been so-called for a relatively short period of time, the last 300 years. Before that it was called the butterflower. Buttercups were once thought to have been a cure for madness. Surprisingly, meadow buttercups are poisonous to cattle. However cows seem to know this and don't usually eat them.