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Added: 10th May 2011 Description:
A small patch along the grassy path at the edge of King's Wood.
Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain. Notes: Low, 5-petaled yellow flowers,
Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be. Notes: The flowers in the photograph have four petals, not 5 as in 'notes' above, and petal number is an unreliable guide anyway. P. anglica is noted for having a mixture of 4- and 5-petalled flowers, but P. erecta also has the occasional 5-petalled flower. There are also two frequent hybrids in this group to contend with, often occurring and spreading by vegetative fragments in the asence of parents, one of them (P. x mixta) more common in many areas than P. anglica. However, in this case, the habit and leaf-shape point very firmly to pure Potentilla erecta. This is the lowland subspecies, as distinct from subsp. strictissima that is a plant of heather moorland, usually at higher altitude. Alan
No interactions present.
Other observations of
Tormentil ( Potentilla erecta subsp. erecta)