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Ranunculus arvensis L., Sp. Pl. 780. 1753; Hook. f. & Thomson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 20. 1872.

Annual herbs; stems erect, up to 60 cm high, usually glabrous, sometimes pubescent. Radical leaves simple, ovate, crenate, withering early; cauline leaves 3-partite; segments again cut into linear entire or dentate lobes. Flowers ca 1 cm across, pale greenish yellow; pedicels terete. Sepals oblong-spathulate. Receptacles pubescent. Achenes 5 - 10, in one whorl, 6 - 8 mm long, flat, obovate, plano-compressed, covered by hooked spines along borders; beak 3 - 5 mm long, straight.

Fl. & Fr. Feb. - May.

Distrib. India: W. Himalayas. Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

Pakistan, Afghanistan, N. & W. Asia to Europe.

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