Ranunculus aquatilis, Ranunculus peltatus, Common Water-Crowfoot,
Hebrew: נורית המים, Arabic: الحوذان المائي

Scientific name:  Ranunculus peltatus Schrank
Synonym name:  Ranunculus aquatilis L.
Common name:  Common Water-Crowfoot
Hebrew name:   נורית המים
Arabic name:  الحوذان المائي
Family:  Ranunculaceae, נוריתיים

Ranunculus aquatilis, Ranunculus peltatus, Common Water-Crowfoot, נורית המים,الحوذان المائي

Life form:   Helophyte, aquatic plants
Leaves:  Alternate, dissected
Flowers:  White, yellow
Flowering Period:  February, March, April
Habitat:  Humid habitats
Distribution:   The Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands
Chorotype:  Tropical
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

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Derivation of the botanical name:
Ranunculus, rana, "frog", Ranunculus, "little frog", literally froglike (from marshy places).
peltatus, pelta πελτη, a small shield used by the Thracians; shield like, peltate.
aquatilis, living in water.
The Hebrew name: נורית, nurit, from Aramaic: נוריתא, nurita; נור, nur: to give light, to shine; to burn; Aramaic: נורא ,נור (=fire).
  • The standard author abbreviation Schrank is used to indicate Franz Paula von Schrank (1747 – 1810), a German botanist and entomologist.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.