Ranunculus lingua

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaRanunculaceaeRanunculusRanunculus lingua

Ecology

A stoloniferous perennial herb which grows in fens and marshes, on ditch, canal and pond edges, around reservoirs and in flooded gravel-pits and quarries. It is normally found in base-rich, still or slowly flowing water. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

Eurosiberian Temperate element.

Broad Habitats

Fen, marsh and swamp (not wooded)

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 10

Reaction (Ellenberg): 6

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 7

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.7

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.2

Annual Precipitation (mm): 868

Height (cm): 120

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Life Form - secondary

Perennial hydrophyte (perennial water plant)

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome far-creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 537

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 210

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: 1.7

Weighted Changed Factor: 18

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

54

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002717

Atlas text references

Atlas (21d)
Hultén E, Fries M
1986.  Atlas of north European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. 3 vols.
Jalas & Suominen (1989)
Meusel H, Jäger E, Weinert E
1965.  Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 1. 2 vols.