Ranunculus peltatus

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaRanunculaceaeRanunculusRanunculus peltatus


This perennial or sometimes annual species grows in slow-flowing streams and rivers, coastal lagoons, shallow lakes, ditches, ponds and dune-slacks. It is difficult to define its ecological preferences, as it grows in the upper reaches of highly calcareous rivers but in some areas favours base-poor waters; it has a broad trophic range. Generally lowland, but reaching 500 m at Dogber Tarn (Westmorland).



World Distribution

European Wide-temperate element.

JNCC Designations


Atlas text references

Grime JP, Hodgson JG, Hunt R
1988.  Comparative Plant Ecology.
Hultén E, Fries M
1986.  Atlas of north European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. 3 vols.
Jalas & Suominen (1989)
Preston CD, Croft JM
1997.  Aquatic plants in Britain and Ireland.