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Flora of coppiced wood(B)

Observed: 23rd March 2012 By: bw65
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Barren Strawberry (Potentilla sterilis) interacts


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I thought spaces between the

I thought spaces between the petals was significant but I see the longer terminal leaflet tooth is very clear in these 'Other observations' of F.vesca

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I am puzzled as this Strawberry was growing in oak leaf litter in damp glade. Francis Rose 'The Wild Flower Key' says Barren Strawberry found on mountains,grasslands or among rocks. Is photograph deceptive?


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Potentilla sterilis is a very common plant

in all the woodlands I have visited around Cambridge. It often grows on bare clay patches, rather than in leaf litter.

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Identification corrected

I have re-visited site, measured and checked shape of leaves. This is certainly Potentilla sterilis and not Fragaria vesca.
Thank you all for the heads-up.