Creeping Spearwort (Ranunculus reptans)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Creeping Spearwort
Ranunculus reptans
Ranunculaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Root – cooked[257]. The roots have been baked and then dipped in oil before being eaten[257].

  • Cautionary Notes

    All parts of the plant are poisonous[19], the toxins being destroyed by heat or by drying[65]. The plant also has a strongly acrid juice that can cause blistering to the skin[65, 183].

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow spring in a cold frame. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring. Very easy, larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions.
Prefers a moist loamy soil on the heavy side. A greedy plant, inhibiting the growth of nearby plants, especially legumes[54].
Northern and central Europe, including Britain.

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