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Habitus of a creeping spearwort

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English name: Creeping spearwort
Scientific name: Ranunculus reptans
Familia: Ranunculaceae
Classis: Dicotyledonas
Phylum: Angiospermae
Regnum: Plantae
Example of a hygromorph (water adapted morphology) plant living on riverbanks. The anatomy of this species reflects the frequent exposure to flooding and the humid environment: presence of aerenchym in the root, leaves lacking a cuticula, protruding stomata on both adaxial and abaxial side. Information on ecological research on plants from flooded area:

last modified: 5 Jun 2014