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Plant Form: Annual or biennial herb.
Size: Up to 80 cm tall.
Stem: Multi-branched above base, hollow in lower parts.
Leaves: Bright green, 2-8 cm long, glossy, divided into 3 or 5 lobes, often with toothed edges.
Flowers: Pale yellow with 5 petals, central part is dotted with unripe seeds like a strawberry.
Fruit and Seeds: Flower elongates to be about 1 cm long and with 100-700 tiny beaked seeds.
Habitat: Swamps, drains, lakes, wet ditches.
Distinguishing Features: Distinguished from other Buttercups (Ranunculus species) by elongated fruiting head, not rounded like others.