Ranunculus aquatilis Linnaeus, 1753
Common names: Common water-crowfoot, White water-crowfoot [En], Renoncule aquatique, Grenouillette [Fr], Fijne waterranonkel [Nl], Gewöhnlicher Wasserhahnenfuß [De], Ranuncolo acquatico [It], Ranúnculo acuático [Es]
IUCN Status: LC (Least Concern)
Hivadolimni, MILOS ● Greece
Description: Aquatic plant, with branching thread-like underwater leaves and toothed floater leaves.
The flowers are white petaled with yellow centres and are held a centimetre or two above the water. The floater leaves are used as props for the flowers and are grown at the same time.
Biology: It grows in mats on the surface of water. It flowers from April to August.
Habitat: Small stands of base-rich, mesotrophic to eutrophic water such as pools in marshland, ponds and ditches as well as occasionally in slow-flowing streams and sheltered bays of lakes.
Distribution: Temperate regions of Northern Hemisphere.
Wikipedia, Ranunculus aquatilis
Lansdown R.V., 2014. Ranunculus aquatilis, The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014