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RIVER WATER-CROWFOOT Ranunculus fluitans (Ranunculaceae) Floating. Robust perennial. Forms extensive carpets in suitable fast-flowing streams and rivers. FLOWERS are 20-30mm across with 5 white and overlapping petals (May-Aug). FRUITS are borne in rounded heads. LEAVES are divided into narrow, thread-like segments; submerged leaves only. STATUS-Widespread in England but scarce elsewhere.