(Baldellia ranunculoides )
A delicate aquatic plant with long, curving stems that root wherever they touch moist ground.
Lesser water-plantain only blooms briefly but when it does it produces pale-pink flowers. Each has three dainty petals with a rough, ragged edge.
Sheltered, muddy shores.
Best time to see
Flowers from June to August
Did you know...
Part of its Latin name - 'ranunculoides' - means 'buttercup like'. This refers to its seeds rather than its flowers which, although just as pretty, bear little resemblance.
County flower of Dunbartonshire/Dumbartonshire.
One of the uncommon gems that, within the county, brighten a few southern bays and shores of Loch Lomond – the crown jewel of Scotland's first National Park.