Name: Meadow Buttercup
Scientific name: Ranunculus acris
Nature Stars: 30
About: Very common in meadows and pastures, also found in parks, gardens and woodland edges.
How to identify: Doesn't have the runners of Creeping Buttercup.
Where: Found throughout the country.
Fantastic fact: Meadow Buttercups can become common in grazed pastures because they are poisonous to grazing animals: they have a chemical called protoanemonin in their sap.
Photograph credit: Neil Wyatt