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Sunday, 3rd February 2002, West Yorkshire

Because it appears alongside Snowdrops and Crocuses, I tend to think of Winter Aconite as growing from a bulb but, as the glossy yellow flowers suggest, it is a member of the buttercup family.

The green ruff surrounding the stalkless flower is made up of sepals. Like the Wild Cabbage that I mentioned yesterday, it has been suggested as a cure for snake page

Richard Bell
Richard Bell,
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