Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Ranunculus fluitans Lam. - River Water-crowfoot
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Ranunculus fluitans
© Neville McKee
Ranunculus fluitans
© Neville McKee
Ranunculus fluitans
© Neville McKee
Ranunculus fluitans
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Ranunculus fluitans
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This is one of the so-called 'water-crowfoots' which are aquatic white-flowered relatives of buttercups growing in streams and rivers. It is similar to Ranunculus penicillatus, a very common aquatic plant of rivers, but with somewhat longer submerged leaves and no floating leaves. It is confined to one single river in Ireland: The Six Mile Water, County Antrim, where it is abundant, and hybridizes with Ranunculus penicillatus.

All names: Ranunculus fluitans Lam.