Ranunculus reptans

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaRanunculaceaeRanunculusRanunculus reptans

Ecology

A stoloniferous perennial herb of lake shores, growing on gravel or silty sand. At the Loch of Strathbeg (N. Aberdeen), where it has been known since 1876, it grows in open vegetation in a zone of Eleocharis palustris which is intermittently exposed above the water level in summer. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

Circumpolar Boreal-montane element.

Broad Habitats

Standing water and canals

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 9

Reaction (Ellenberg): 6

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 2.6

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 13.7

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1467

Height (cm): 10

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Life Form - secondary

Perennial hydrophyte (perennial water plant)

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Far-creeping by stolons in illuminated medium

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 9

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Plantatt Conservation Status

Endangered

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002719