L. (Lesser Spearwort
) is a species of perennial herbaceous
plants in the genus Ranunculus
(buttercup), growing in damp places throughout the Boreal Kingdom
. It is very closely related to R. reptans
L., which is distinguished by prostrate and more slender stems, narrower leaves and smaller flowers and is sometimes included within R. flammula
sensu lato as a variety (R. flammula
(L.) E. Meyer). It flowers June/July.