Irish wildflowers





Lesser Spearwort
Ranunculus flammula
Lasair léana
Family: Ranunculaceae

Flowering time: June-September. Perennial. Native.

Yellow flowers less than 20mm wide. Solitary or in few-flowered heads.
Narrow stem leaves, stalked, oblong basal leaves. More/less hairless.
Stems hollow, erect/creeping, sometimes rooting at nodes. To 50 cm.

Frequent in wet or muddy ground. Marshes, ditches, damp open woods.

Similar: Greater Spearwort, R. lingua
     
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