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A herbaceous plant related to the buttercups, typically having lobed or divided leaves and white or yellow flowers. Many kinds are aquatic with flowers held above the water.
- ‘It's hardly a river, a few yards wide but very clear, and swirling with water crowfoot that will flower in the summer.’
- ‘But fly-fishers claim mute swans are stripping these rivers of water crowfoot, an aquatic plant crucial to trout and the insects they eat.’
- ‘The Environment Agency has been giving nature a helping hand by re-introducing water crowfoot plants into the River Coln near Whelford.’
- ‘We go down to a circular pond, speckled yellow and white with water crowfoot, and take the valley base to Cote Head Farm which looks nice and has friendly farmers.’
- ‘The river is designated as a European Special Area of Conservation for its water crowfoot communities but, like many of England's rivers and lakes, it is failing to meet the Government's environmental targets.’
- ‘Whitewater crowfoot and the tiny aquatic mosquito fern grow in the water, while monkeyssflower is common nearby.’
- ‘Cream violet and littleleaf crowfoot are common on the stream banks.’
- ‘This is the first record of Ranunculus parviflorus (stickseed or small-flowered crowfoot) from the District of Columbia.’
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