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Adonis de printemps

Pheasant’s eye, Adonis vernalis, a species of the family Ranunculaceae. It is a very toxic plant due to its high alkaloid content. Its name comes from the eponymous deity endowed with great beauty. It can be recognised by its many bright yellow sepals and its very serrate leaves. This spring-flowering species, whose distribution is very localised in upland areas, is threatened with extinction in France.

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