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Related to spearwort: Ranunculus flammula, lesser spearwort


 (spîr′wûrt′, -wôrt′)
Any of several plants of the genus Ranunculus of the buttercup family, having lance-shaped leaves and yellow flowers.


(Plants) any of several Eurasian ranunculaceous plants of the genus Ranunculus, such as R. flammula (lesser spearwort) and R. lingua (great spearwort), which grow in wet places and have long narrow leaves and yellow flowers. See also buttercup


(ˈspɪərˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt)

any of several buttercups having lance-shaped leaves and small flowers, as Ranunculus ambigens, of the eastern U.S., growing in mud.
[before 1000]
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Try plants such as water forget-me-not, lesser spearwort and marsh marigold, planted in aquatic plant pots, which have mesh sides.
Emergent: Yellow Iris pseudacorus,Meadowsweet Fillipendula ulmaria,purple Loosestrife Lythrum salicria,Greater spearwort Ranunculus lingua, water forget-me-not Mysootis scopidides.
The buttercups, also known as the Adders Tongue Spearwort, may not be much to look at but they attract hundreds of admirers when the tiny reserve has its annual open day.