Ranunculus lingua

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaRanunculaceaeRanunculusRanunculus lingua

Ecology

A stoloniferous perennial herb which grows in fens and marshes, on ditch, canal and pond edges, around reservoirs and in flooded gravel-pits and quarries. It is normally found in base-rich, still or slowly flowing water. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

Eurosiberian Temperate element.

Broad Habitats

Fen, marsh and swamp (not wooded)

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 10

Reaction (Ellenberg): 6

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 7

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.7

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.2

Annual Precipitation (mm): 868

Life form information

Height (cm): 120

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Life Form - secondary

Perennial hydrophyte (perennial water plant)

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome far-creeping

Distribution information

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 537

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 210

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: 1.7

Weighted Changed Factor: 18

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

54

Distribution information

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002717

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 (21d)
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.