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Greater Creeping Spearwort (Ranunculus flammula)

  • Greater Creeping Spearwort (Ranunculus Flammula) http://www.sagebud.com/greater-creeping-spearwort-ranunculus-flammula
    Credit: Carl Axel Magnus Lindman (1856-1928) | «Bilder ur Nordens F... | License: PD Old PD-Art (PD-old)
  • Greater Creeping Spearwort (Ranunculus Flammula) http://www.sagebud.com/greater-creeping-spearwort-ranunculus-flammula
    Credit: Martin Cilenšek | Scan from Naše škodljive rastl... (1892) | License: PD Old
  • Greater Creeping Spearwort (Ranunculus Flammula) http://www.sagebud.com/greater-creeping-spearwort-ranunculus-flammula
    Credit: Kristian Peters -- Fabelfroh 07:19, 26 September 2006 (UTC) | photographed by myself | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Greater Creeping Spearwort (Ranunculus Flammula) http://www.sagebud.com/greater-creeping-spearwort-ranunculus-flammula
    Credit: Johann Georg Sturm (Painter: Jacob Sturm) | Deutschlands Flora in Abbildungen. | License: PD Old
  • Greater Creeping Spearwort (Ranunculus Flammula) http://www.sagebud.com/greater-creeping-spearwort-ranunculus-flammula
    Credit: Johann Georg Sturm (Painter: Jacob Sturm) | Deutschlands Flora in Abbildungen. | License: PD Old
  • Greater Creeping Spearwort (Ranunculus Flammula) http://www.sagebud.com/greater-creeping-spearwort-ranunculus-flammula
    Credit: Christian Fischer. | Own picture, made in north-eastern Lower Saxony, Germany. | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0
  • Greater Creeping Spearwort (Ranunculus Flammula) http://www.sagebud.com/greater-creeping-spearwort-ranunculus-flammula
    Credit: Christian Fischer. | Own picture, made in north-eastern Lower Saxony, Germany. | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0

Ranunculus Flammula, or more commonly know as Greater Creeping Spearwort, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) with green foliage and yellow flowers of the genus Ranunculus. It has a moderate growth rate and a height of 1.5 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is summer, blooms during mid summer and is tolerant of shade. Ranunculus Flammula or Greater Creeping Spearwort's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Alaska

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Ranunculus
  • Family: Ranunculaceae
  • Order: Ranunculales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) AK (N) CAN (N) GL (N) SPM (NI)
  • State T/E Status: PA (X)
  • State T/E Common Name: PA (creeping spearwort)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACW
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACW) 3(FACW) 4(NI) 7(FACW) 8(FACW) 9(FACW) 0(FACW) A(FACW)
  • Active Growth Period: Summer
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: None
  • Allelopath: No
  • Bloat: None
  • C:N Ratio: Medium
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Porous
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Porous
  • Foliage Texture: Medium
  • Fruit/Seed Color: Brown
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: No
  • Growth Form: Stoloniferous
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Height Mature (feet): 1.5
  • Leaf Retention: No
  • Lifespan: Short
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: No
  • Shape and Orientation: Decumbent
  • Toxicity: None
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: Medium
  • CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
  • Cold Stratification Required: No
  • Drought Tolerance: Low
  • Fertility Requirement: Medium
  • Fire Tolerance: Low
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 100
  • Hedge Tolerance: None
  • Moisture Use: High
  • pH (Minimum): 6
  • pH (Maximum): 7.5
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 2700
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 4800
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 12
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 24
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 10
  • Salinity Tolerance: None
  • Shade Tolerance: Tolerant
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): -33
  • Bloom Period: Mid Summer
  • Commercial Availability: Routinely Available
  • Fruit/Seed Abundance: Low
  • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Summer
  • Fruit/Seed Period End: Summer
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: No
  • Propagated by Bare Root: No
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: No
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: No
  • Propagated by Seed: Yes
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: Yes
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Seed per Pound: 25000
  • Seed Spread Rate: Slow
  • Seedling Vigor: Low
  • Small Grain: No
  • Vegetative Spread Rate: None


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