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I'm called Little Buttercup, dear Little Buttercup

By BillRookery
Taken back in May a field of buttercups
That wonderful song from H.M.S. Pinafore by Gilbert and Sullivan came to mind

All parts of a buttercup are poisonous for cattle and humans. Signs of intoxication appear immediately after the ingestion of the plant. They include bloody diarrhea, excessive salivation, colic, and blistering of the intestines

People used to believe that the rich yellow color of the butter originates from the high content of buttercups in the cows' diet. This belief is false since cows avoid buttercups due to the high toxicity of these plants

Reflexive properties of buttercup flowers are applied in children's game aimed to determine fondness for the butter. If yellow reflection appears on the skin after placing buttercup under the chin - then the child likes to eat butter.

Tags: Nature Pennines Sheep Buttercups Landscape and travel Eary morning Weeds flowers Fields and Farmland

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5 Jul 2020 10:45AM
Couple of delightful views with the lead tops for me, Bill.SmileSmile
Smile I did and do. What a glorious landscape Bill.
Thank you for sharing
Saastad Plus
1 16 15 Norway
5 Jul 2020 10:54AM

Arne Smile
5 Jul 2020 11:15AM
Interesting and useful information, Bill.

5 Jul 2020 11:46AM
Beautiful images Bill, lead also my favourite,
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2020 11:50AM
Both are lovely, Bill.
5 Jul 2020 12:10PM
Buttercups, bright eyed and bold, hold their chalices of gold to catch the sunshine and the dew..
~ Julia Caroline Dorr
p.s. wonderful images and interesting writeup, Bill
5 Jul 2020 12:26PM
Beautiful captures, I love to see these flowers in meadows.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
5 Jul 2020 12:33PM
A wonderful carpet of buttercups, Bill. Interesting facts about them, they look so innocent! 😃👍
Trev 😀
peterkin 17 670 England
5 Jul 2020 12:43PM
Lovely photos, Bill. Smile

jacomes Plus
5 26 25 Portugal
5 Jul 2020 12:55PM
Two nic eimages of how meadows should be, lead is my preference too.
I didn't know tat buttercups were poisonous, but I do remember playng the game as a child, and with my children.
dales Plus
4 11 Australia
5 Jul 2020 1:11PM
Beautiful fields yellow Bill , excellent images
AlfieK Plus
3 1 1 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2020 2:33PM
Excellent shot of a field full of buttercups - beautifully captured Bill.
davyskid 3 2 Scotland
5 Jul 2020 3:14PM
Beautiful images Bill, lead also my favourite
5 Jul 2020 3:49PM
A veritable sea of buttercups GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
kaz1 10 238 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2020 4:10PM
Lovely images, Bill.
mistere Plus
7 6 4 England
5 Jul 2020 4:16PM
Wonderful images Bill. Nice work
Love the carpet of buttercups in the lead Bill, two lovely images.
Love the lead Bill would not want to count all those buttercups an informative write up. Debs
11 10 10 England
5 Jul 2020 8:07PM
A host of golden buttercups! Makes a change. Grin
5 Jul 2020 8:43PM
A beautiful set Bill..Lin
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2020 10:11PM
two beautiful landscapes Bill
has to be the lead for me
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 165 16 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2020 10:08AM
Two great landscape images BillSmileSmileSmile


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