Common Water-crowfoot - Ranunculus aquatilis
Water-crowfoots are a difficult group and expert help is often required to establish accurate identity of species. It has two kinds of leaves, floating and leaf-like ones with 3 to 7 shallow lobes, and submerged ones composed of numerous leafy segments. Flowers solitary, white.
Shallow freshwater habitats, ponds, etc.
April to September.
Annual or perennial.
Fairly frequent throughout Britain, but scarcer in the North.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland but care has to be taken with identification as there are a number of very similar species. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 75 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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