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Related to meadow buttercup: red campion, Ribwort Plantain


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.

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JIM BRADY found masses of meadow buttercup and elder trees in flower at Eccleston, while information from Tom Cottage, at the Wildflower Centre, in Knowsley, led him to adders tongue fern in Prescot.
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.