Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Ranunculus circinatus Sibth. - Fan-leaved Water-crowfoot - Ranunculaceae
Ranunculus circinatus
© Ian Dodkins
Ranunculus circinatus
(Map updated: March 2008)

This species of water-crowfoot produces no floating leaves, and the submerged leaves are finely dissected with their segments arranged into a distinctive fan shape.

It is found in mineral-rich still or slow-moving waters and in Northern Ireland is concentrated into three areas: Lough Neagh/upper River Bann, the limestone district of Co. Fermanagh and south Co. Tyrone, and the Quoile district of east Co. Down.

All names: Ranunculus circinatus Sibth.; Ranunculus divaricatus auct.