A. Flowering Plants
More extensive information on flowering plants can be found in a separate blog post.
B. Buttercups (RANUNCULACEAE)
Members of this poisonous family have bisexual flowers, and they include many common garden plants as well as wildflowers. The family name means 'little frog'!
C. Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)
This is one of our native buttercups. The yellow flowers, which appear from April, when eaten by cattle, were thought to give butter its yellow colour. It is said that someone likes butter if a flower held under the chin gives a yellow reflection. This belief was the basis of the famous Bird's Custard advertisement.