Ranunculaceae
Ranunculus flammula

Creeping Spearwort

Amphibious. Stems prostrate, branched, growing outward for 18 in. or less, rooting like strawberry stolons. Basal and lower stem leaves with 1–3 in. petioles, linear to lance-shaped, entire; upper stem leaves smaller. Flowers small and yellow at stem tips, mostly with 5 petals. Grows in wet meadows, shallow water at edges of lakes, ditches, ponds, as water recedes in muddy soils, below 7500 ft.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 1--10 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, Vernal Wet, Coastal, Lake/Pond
  • Found In: Siskiyous, Wallowas, Olympic NP, East Gorge, Steens, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes