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Greater Spearwort

Ranunculus lingua

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.

Plant Data

Order:
Ranunculales
Family:
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
Type:
Flower
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC

Flower:
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Yellow, 5 petals
 
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:
120 centimetres tall
Other Names:
Water Spearwort.
Frequency (UK):
Unusual  
Habitats:
Bogs, ditches, fens, marshes, riverbanks, swamps, water, waterside, wetland.