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Professor Sir Samuel Roy Meadow. A British paediatrician who was knighted for his crusade against abuse of children by their parents. Meadow’s Law, “One sudden infant death is a tragedy, two is suspicious and three is murder”, was  widely adopted by social workers and child protection agencies in the UK. He fell from grace when the General Medical Council (GMC) found that he had offered  “erroneous” and “misleading” evidence in the case of Sally Clark and other mothers, and struck him from the register (he was later reinstated). Meadow is also known for Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, though the validity of this condition has not been universally accepted.


grassland, used for grazing and/or haying.

meadow buttercup
meadow crowfoot
meadow rue
meadow saffron
meadow sweet
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Meadow rue, often growing near the red trillium, grows slightly more than two feet high, though its close relative, the tall meadow rue, may rise to eight feet.
Meadow rue (Thalictrum polycarpum) is a California native buttercup for the shade garden that has soft leaves atop succulent stems that rise from underground in comely clumps.
And in pockets all across the island, plants like meadow rue (Thalictrum rochebrunianum), Cimicifuga racemosa, and C.
As they mature, shade-loving native perennials such as coral bells (Heuchera), Catalina perfume (Ribes viburnifolium) and meadow rue (Thalictrum polycarpum) can be grown around them and, where sun still manages to peak through, native wildflower seeds disbursed.
Fennel flower,'' in fact, is one of its common names, although it bears no botanical relationship to the true fennel, belonging instead to the delicately leafed Ranunculus family that includes buttercup, meadow rue and columbine.