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Creeping Cinquefoil

Potentilla reptans

Plant Data

Order:
Rosales
Family:
Rosaceae (Rose)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Yellow, 5 petals, buttercup-like with a notch at the end of each petal.
Fruit:
A head of dry greyish-brown tiny nutlets, or achenes.
Leaves:
Long-stalked, alternate, compound leaves, with stipules. 3 to 5 toothed leaflets. The leaves look very similar in appearance to those of Strawberry and Creeping Cinquefoil is often misidentified as Strawberry.
Maximum Size:
15cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
Tea can be made from the roots.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Common Cinquefoil, Crampweed, Creeping Tormentil, European Cinquefoil, Five Finger Blossom, Five Fingers, Fivefinger Grass, Five-leaf Grass, Goose Tansy, Goosegrass, Moor Grass, Pentaphyllon, Sunkfield, Synkefoyle.
Habitats:
Farmland, grassland, lawns, meadows, roadsides, wasteland, woodland.