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Ranunculus reptans Linn.


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial. Roots fibrous, subequally thick. Stems filiform, stoloniferous, to 25 cm, glabrous or sparsely appressed puberulent, rooting at nodes. Basal leaves ca. 6, subsessile; blade narrowly linear, linear-oblanceolate, or narrowly spatulate, 3.5--5.5 × 0.1--0.2 cm, glabrous or sparsely puberulent, base slightly dilated, margin entire, apex obtuse. Stem leaves several at each node, similar to basal ones but smaller. Flowers solitary, terminal or axillary, 0.6--0.9 cm in diam. Pedicel 3--8 cm, puberulent. Receptacle glabrous. Sepals 5, ovate-orbicular, 2--3 mm, abaxially puberulent. Petals 5--7, obovate or narrowly obovate, 3--4.5 × 2--2.5 mm, nectary pit without a scale, apex rounded or truncate. Stamens numerous; anthers ovate-orbicular. Aggregate fruit globose, 2.5--5 mm in diam.; carpels numerous. Achene obliquely obovoid, 1--1.5 × 0.8--1 mm, glabrous; style persistent, ca. 0.2 mm. Fl. Jul--Sep.

River or lake banks; 200--1500 m. Heilongjiang, NE Nei Mongol, N Xinjiang [N Japan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia (European part and Siberia); W Europe, North America].


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