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Baldellia ranunculoides


Baldellia ranunculoides, the lesser water-plantain,<ref name=BSBI07>Template:Cite web</ref> is a species of flowering plant in the family Alismataceae.


Baldellia ranunculoides is an aquatic plant which produced erect flowering stems that rise up to Template:Convert above the water surface.<ref name="Farmer">Template:Cite web</ref> Each flower stalk bears one or two umbels of up to five flowers each, and often only a single flower. Each flower is Template:Convert in diameter, and has three petals.<ref name="Farmer"/> When not in flower, B. ranunculoides can be mistaken for lesser spearwort, Ranunculus flammula, which grows in similar locations.<ref name="Farmer"/>


Baldellia ranunculoides is found along the Atlantic and Baltic coast of western and northern Europe, and along the Mediterranean coasts of southern Europe, Turkey and North Africa.<ref>Template:Cite web</ref><ref>Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families</ref><ref>Template:Cite web</ref> Recently found in eastern Newfoundland, BristolĀ“s Hope barachois, Avalon Peninsula, the only location in North America. May have been introduced by a float plane (Sarracenia magazine, Newfoundland and Labrador Wildflower Society.



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