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Greater Spearwort

Ranunculus lingua

Plant Data

Order:
Ranunculales
Family:
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Very large, golden yellow, glossy, buttercup-like flower, up to 5cm wide. 5 petals per flower.
Fruit:
Winged on one side with a curved beak.
Leaves:
Alternate, spear-shaped leaves which are weak-toothed and up to 25cm in length. Short-stalked, or stalkless.
Maximum Size:
120cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
Poisonous, like all other Buttercup species.
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:
Water Spearwort.
Habitats:
Bogs, ditches, fens, marshes, riverbanks, swamps, water, waterside, wetland.