Definition of Greater spearwort
1. Noun. Semiaquatic European crowfoot with leaves shaped like spears.
Group relationships: Genus Ranunculus, Ranunculus
Generic synonyms: Bog Plant, Marsh Plant, Swamp Plant
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Literary usage of Greater spearwort
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1. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1884)
"In the lesser spearwort, on the other hand, the upper leaves are not divided, but drawn up into long blades; and in the greater spearwort, all the leaves ..."
2. The Wild Garden: Or the Naturalization and Natural Grouping of Hardy Exotic by William Robinson (1903)
"... planting by the water-side, though not so handsome as the greater Spearwort, R. Lingua, which is 2 or 3 feet high, and has large showy, yellow flowers. ..."
3. The New Forest: Its History and Its Scenery by John Richard de Capel Wise (1895)
"RANUNCULUS LINGUA, Lin., greater spearwort. Used to be very common on Ashley Common (now enclosed), growing in the pools with Osmunda regalis, 16. ..."
4. A History of Penketh School, 1834-1907: With the Addition of a List of by Joseph Spence Hodgson (1907)
"... during a ramble there, on a day in 1887. Amongst them may be mentioned Thrift, Teasel, and the greater spearwort. ..."
5. Norfolk by William Alfred Dutt (1900)
"... flowers and kidney-shaped leaves, water violets send up their whorled flower-spikes, and the greater spearwort blooms amid the reeds and sedges. ..."