Ranunculus aconitifolius   Aconite-leaved Buttercup

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While the flowers of this plant do look buttercup shaped the while colour and leaf shape make it fairly easy to identify. It can be found in the Alps, Apennines and Pyrenees at heights up to 8,500 feet.

LHS: Woodland on the edge of Lake Bohinj, 3rd June 2001 RHS: French Pyrenees, Port D'Espagne 12th June 2009

Added on 19th November 2006, updated 8th August 2011

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