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Ranunculus arvensis, the corn buttercup,[1] devil-on-all-sides or scratch bur, is a plant species of the genus Ranunculus. It is native to Europe, but it can be found on other continents as an introduced species and sometimes a weed, including in North America and Australia. It was formerly a common annual arable weed in Britain, but is now rare there. It is most often found in moist places, such as spring puddles in meadows.

Ranunculus arvensis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Ranunculus
R. arvensis
Binomial name
Ranunculus arvensis


  1. ^ "Ranunculus arvensis". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 18 October 2015.

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