West Highland Flora

Thread-leaved Water-crowfoot


Ranunculus trichophyllus

 

Ranunculus trichophyllus

Photo Carl Farmer
30 Sep 2003 Storr Lochs, Skye
Flower 13 mm across

A scarce plant of ditches and the margins of slow-moving water.

Flower diameter c 7-12 mm

ID: Flowers like buttercups but white with yellow centres and the petals well-separated.  Leaves divided into threadlike segments.

Other features: Several other very similar species occur, but these have the petals nearly touching or even overlapping.  Also in R trichophyllus the first two divisions of the leaves are usually into threes, and there are no "floating leaves" (i.e. rather buttercup-like non-threadlike leaves),

 

Ranunculus trichophyllus

Photo Carl Farmer
30 Sep 2003 Storr Lochs, Skye
Flower 13 mm across

 

Ranunculus trichophyllus

Photo Carl Farmer
30 Sep 2003 Storr Lochs, Skye
Flower 11 mm across at widest

  Ranunculus trichophyllus

Photo Carl Farmer
30 Sep 2003 Storr Lochs, Skye
Flower 9 mm across

     

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