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Common Water Crowfoot

Ranunculus aquatilis

Also known as

Water Buttercup, Lodewort, Ram's Foot, Ram's Wort, Water Anemone, Water Snowcups, White Water Crowfoot

Full Sun
Easy care
Frequent watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

5cm

Max

50cm

1cm

Min

20cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Common Water Crowfoot Overview

This plant has 2 types of foliage. Below the surface the leaves are finely cut that look like hair and on the surface the leaves are more clover like in shape. In early summer it produces branched stems that carry white flowers 3cm above the surface.

Common problems with Common Water Crowfoot

Generally pest and disease free.

How to harvest Common Water Crowfoot

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Common Water Crowfoot

Cuttings

Take cuttings in spring or summer.

Division

Division in spring or summer.

Special features of Common Water Crowfoot

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Common Water Crowfoot

Aquatic; oxygenating

Oxygenators

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