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Ranunculus_reptans - L.

Common Name Creeping Spearwort
Family Ranunculaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards All parts of the plant are poisonous[19], the toxins being destroyed by heat or by drying[65]. The plant also has a strongly acrid juice that can cause blistering to the skin[65, 183].
Habitats A rare plant of lake margins in the Lake District and in Scotland[17].
Range Northern and central Europe, including Britain.
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Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Moist Soil Wet Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Ranunculus_reptans Creeping Spearwort


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Ranunculus_reptans Creeping Spearwort
USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Ranunculus_reptans is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in) by 1 m (3ft 3in) at a fast rate.
It is not frost tender. It is in flower from June to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees, flies, beetles.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist or wet soil.

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Plant Habitats

Edible Uses

Root - cooked[257]. The roots have been baked and then dipped in oil before being eaten[257].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Prefers a moist loamy soil on the heavy side. A greedy plant, inhibiting the growth of nearby plants, especially legumes[54].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring. Very easy, larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions.

Other Names

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TEMPERATE ASIA: Russian Federation-Western Siberia (Western Siberia), Russian Federation-Eastern Siberia (Eastern Siberia), Russian Federation (Habarovskij kraj, Kamcatskij kraj, Primorye) NORTHERN AMERICA: Canada (Northwest Territories, Yukon), Québec, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba, British Columbia), Greenland, United States (Alaska, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Wyoming) EUROPE: Denmark, Finland, Faroe Islands, United Kingdom, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Russian Federation (European part), Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Italy, France

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Ranunculus reptansCreeping SpearwortPerennial0.2 - FLMHSNMWe10 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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