Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Trollius europaeus L. - Globe-flower
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Trollius europaeus
© Ralph Forbes
Trollius europaeus
© Alan Hill
Trollius europaeus
© Alan Hill
Trollius europaeus
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(Map updated: March 2008)
 

This is a handsome plant of lake margins and wet woods looking somewhat like a tall robust buttercup, but with the flowers more globular and compacted.

The species is generally distributed across much of northern Europe, becoming more of a mountain plant in its southern areas of occurrence.

In Ireland today the globe-flower is very local and is found around about Loughs Melvin and MacNean in counties Fermanagh and Leitrim, and also in Donegal. It is threatened by land drainage and reclamation.

All names: Trollius europaeus L.