Ranunculus aquatilis (White Water-Crowfoot) - photos and description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General: Aquatic plant having foliage submerged and flower stems floating on the surface or rising a short distance above the water.

Flowers:  Flowers white with yellow centres, 1 per pedicle, we measured flowers at 9 mm diameter.

Leaves: Leaves dissected to filiform segments, leaf segments measured to 13 mm long.

Height: Not applicable.

Habitat: Ponds, sluggish streams, and ditches.

Abundance: Common, ranked as an S5 by the Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre.

Origin: Native.

Synonym: Listed in some of the field guides we use as Ranunculus longirostris.

When and where photographed: Photos taken on June 26th in a slough south of Avonlea, 80 km south or Regina, and June 30th, small pools in dried up stream bed, Gap Road, Cypress Hills, 450 km south west of our home in Regina, SK.