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Lesser Spearwort

Ranunculus flammula

Also known as

Greater Creeping Spearwort, Spearwort, Spearwort Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup, Lesser Buttercup

Ranunculus flammula by Fabelfroh (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Frequent watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

30cm

8cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Lesser Spearwort Overview

This is a herbaceous, perennial, aquatic plant that is native to Britain. Grows well when planted at pond edges and borders. The flowers are a delicate, bright yellow buttercup shape and grow on tall reddish stalks. This species is poisonous and should not be consumed.

Common problems with Lesser Spearwort

How to propagate Lesser Spearwort

Seed

Propagation is by seed when fresh.

Division

Division of the root in the spring or autumn.

Other uses of Lesser Spearwort

Wildflower/meadow

Ponds, Margins and Damp Locations

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