Greater Spearwort

Latin Name:

Ranunculus lingua

Manx Name:

Lossyr lheeannagh vooar


May - September

Locations where this species is found:
Conrhenny Plantation

This rare plant is a very large member of the buttercup family, and is usually found growing in wet ground. Its pointed spear-like leaves explain its name and distinguish it from other buttercups.

Like all buttercups, Greater Spearwort is poisonous and should not be eaten.

This rare flower is a protected species under Manx law, so it is an offense to damage it.

The Manx name for this flower is "Lossyr lheeannagh vooar", which means "Large meadow flame".
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