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Pond Water Crowfoot

Ranunculus peltatus

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Ranunculales
Family:
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Annual or Perennial
Maximum Size:
1 metre tall
Habitats:
Ditches, ponds, sand dunes, water.

Flower:
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White, 5 petals
 
White, buttercup-like flowers with yellow centres and clawed petals. The flowers have yellow stamens. Similar in appearance to Common Water Crowfoot (Ranunculus aquatilis) but with larger flowers, 2.5 to 3cm across.
Fruit:
The fruit is a roundish to oval, smooth seed, beaked at one end.
Leaves:
Broad, rounded or oval leaves. Stalkless and alternate along the stems. The leaves each have 7 shallow lobes. The submerged leaves are thread-like. Annual or short-lived perennial.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen  
Similar Species:
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Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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