Potentilla anglica   Trailing Tormentil C DD N

Potentilla anglica

This cinquefoil has trailing stolons a bit like P. reptans (Creeping Cinquefoil) but usually has four petals like the smaller flowered P. erecta (Tormentil). I associate ordinary Tormentil (Potentilla erecta) with open acidish grassland but Trailing Tormentil is usually on wasteland, banks and poor, bare grassland.

Potentilla anglica is common in Wales and the southwest as it is in Ireland but the frquency of record diminihses as you go east. It is uncommon in the highlands and northern Scotland.

Gaitbarrows, Lancashire 12th June 2004

Added on January 8th 2005, updated 20th July 2011

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