Meadow

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Meadow

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.
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The creeping buttercup ranunculus repens is the most common in the UK and can easily be distinguished from meadow buttercup because its leaves are in three parts with a short stalk connecting the middle section.
Upland meadow flowers include wood crane's-bill, lady's mantle, pignut, globe flower, red clover, meadow vetchling, great burnet, ragged robin, melancholy thistle, meadow buttercup, selfheal, ribwort plantain, common knapweed, rough hawkbit, meadow saxifrage, devil's-bit scabious, sneezewort and common sorrel.
Hay meadows are typically on fertile, neutral soils, and feature plants like knapweed and meadow buttercup, nitrogen-fixing legumes like red clover, birdsfoot trefoil and tufted vetch and many grasses such as crested dog's-tail, sweet vernal grass and meadow foxtail.