River Water-crowfoot - Ranunculus fluitans


Dark blackish-green plant with submerged leaves only, with a few very long parallel segments, collapsing out of water. Flowers white, large 20 to 30 mm petals overlapping.

Photo ID?

Fast flowing fresh water, rivers and streams.

When to see it

June to August.

Life History


UK Status

Found from southern Scotland southwards, but rare in Wales and south-western England.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 23 of the 617 tetrads.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map