Irish wildflowers




Greater Spearwort
Ranunculus lingua
Glasair léana mhór
Family: Ranunculaceae

Flowering time: June-August. Perennial. Native.

Large bright-yellow flowers on un-furrowed stalks. (2 x buttercup size)
Narrow-lanceolate leaves, slightly toothed, hairless. Larger, stouter plant
than Lesser Spearwort. Spreads by underground stolons. Height: 60-120cm.

Fens, marshes, canals, reed-beds. Prefers base-rich still or slow water.
Most frequent in central Ireland.

Similar: Lesser Spearwort, R. flammula
     


     



Greater Spearwort. June 2007

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