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Barren Strawberry

Potentilla sterilis

Plant Data

Order:
Rosales
Family:
Rosaceae (Rose)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Strawberry-like flowers, rarely more than 1cm wide. Flowers have 5 slightly notched white petals. The petal have gaps between them.
Fruit:
The Barren Strawberry does not bear strawberries as the name of this plant implies, in fact this flower does not fruit.
Leaves:
Trefoil leaves, strawberry-like in appearance. The leaves are smaller, more bluish, duller and hairier than the similar-looking Wild Strawberry. The margins of the leaves are toothed with the terminal tooth being smaller than the side teeth. The size of the terminal tooth is a distinguishing feature of Barren Strawberry.
Maximum Size:
15cm tall.
Other Names:
Strawberryleaf Cinquefoil.
Habitats:
Grassland, hedgerows, meadows, rocks, scrub, walls, woodland.