|Meadow Buttercup||Buttercup family|
Meadow buttercup is a common flower in meadows.
It has a bright yellow flower, with a slightly burnished appearance caused by light
reflecting from starch grains within the structure of the petals.
The flowers are visited by small bees, hoverflies and other insects. Slight differences in the time of ripening of stamens and stigmas favour cross-pollination.
|Side-on view of flower, showing hairy calyx||Leaf||Achenes|