Ranunculus flammula

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaRanunculaceaeRanunculusRanunculus flammula

Ecology

A perennial herb of wet habitats, particularly those with seasonal water level fluctuations. It is found in springs and flushes, around ponds, on lake shores, streamsides, in dune-slacks, marshes, water-meadows, flood pastures, bogs and in ditches and track ruts. It usually grows in oligotrophic or mesotrophic water over neutral to acid substrates. 0-930 m (Carnedd Llewelyn, Caerns.).

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Temperate element.

© Shannon, P

Broad Habitats

Fen, marsh and swamp (not wooded)

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 9

Reaction (Ellenberg): 5

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 3

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.5

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.4

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1122

Life form information

Height (cm): 50

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Life Form - secondary

Perennial hydrophyte (perennial water plant)

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Shortly creeping and rooting at nodes

Distribution information

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 2651

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 938

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 11

Atlas Change Index: -0.6

Weighted Changed Factor: -23

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

12

Distribution information

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002718

PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Atlas text references

Atlas (22a)
Grime JP, Hodgson JG, Hunt R
1988.  Comparative Plant Ecology.
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.
Preston CD, Croft JM
1997.  Aquatic plants in Britain and Ireland.