Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Red Cinquefoil

Most of the Cinquefoils are yellow: Tormentil, Creeping Cinquefoil, Silverweed are all yellow. Barren Strawberry is white, but Marsh Cinquefoil - Potentilla palustris - is the most wonderful red:

I only know this species from one very small area on my patch, although I have found it further afield. It grows at the edge of a boggy area, between the bog and a ditch, growing round the base of a few planted Alders.

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