West Highland Flora

Ivy-leaved Water-crowfoot


Ranunculus hederaceus

 

Ranunculus hederaceus

Photo Craig Robson
Gordonbush, near Brora, 23 Jun 2004

Fairly frequent in Argyll and on the Western Isles, rare in Skye and on the mainland northwards.  On wet mud or in shallow water.

Flower diameter c 3-8 mm

ID: Buttercup-like flowers but with white petals with yellow centres.  Leaf-shape as shown, the lobes broadest at their base. (if lobes pinched in at base, then R omiophyllus)

Other features: Petals well separated, not much longer than sepals (flower in picture is past its best).  Unlike many Water-crowfoots, it has no thread-like submerged leaves.

 

Ranunculus hederaceus

Photo Craig Robson
Gordonbush, near Brora, 23 Jun 2004

  Ranunculus hederaceus

Photo Craig Robson
Gordonbush, near Brora, 23 Jun 2004


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