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Common Water Crowfoot

Ranunculus aquatilis

Plant Data

Order:
Ranunculales
Family:
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Solitary flower with 5 white petals, up to 2cm.
Fruit:
Roundish-oval seed head located in the centre of the flower.
Leaves:
Leaves are either floating, submerged, or both. The floating leaves are deep-lobed, kidney-shaped and 3-lobed with the side lobes being wider than the central lobe. The submerged leaves are thread-like.
Maximum Size:
1cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The entire plant is poisonous and can blister your skin if your skin is sensitive to this plant.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
White Water-buttercup, White Water-crowfoot.
Habitats:
Ditches, ponds, water, wetland.