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Early plant

Observed: 9th January 2013 By: ThistleThistle’s reputation in PlantsThistle’s reputation in PlantsThistle’s reputation in PlantsThistle’s reputation in PlantsThistle’s reputation in Plants
Early plant
Description:

Growing along the line of an old hedgerow. I'm sure I should recognise this but ... ! Help, please.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Barren Strawberry (Potentilla sterilis) interacts

Comments

markwilson's picture

barren strawberry

This link might help

http://wildflowerfinder.org.uk/Flowers/S/Strawberry(Barren)/Strawberry(Barren).htm

The leaves of you plant look trifoliate (clearly divided into 3) - the tip (apical) "tooth" looks shorter than those on either side and the leaves look a dull green - so P sterilis looks right

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Strawberry

I wondered about that but there didn't seem to be a number of leaves coming from the same crown in typical strawberry fashion. Also thought it was a bit early to see strawberry leaves. I think I'll have another look at this one later in the year.

Ian