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Spring Cinquefoil

Potentilla tabernaemontani

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Rosales
Family:
Rosaceae (Rose)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Maximum Size:
10 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Grassland, mountains, rocks, sand dunes, sea cliffs.

Flower:
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Yellow, 5 petals
 
Small clusters of buttercup-like flowers, each measuring up to 18mm across. The 5 sepals are clearly visible in the spaces between the petals. Spring Cinquefoil is an almost identical plant to Creeping Cinquefoil but Spring Cinquefoil flowers earlier in the year.
Fruit:
A short-tipped achene.
Leaves:
Mat-forming with hairy palmate leaves, between 5 and 7 leaflets.
Frequency (UK):
Rarely seen  
Similar Species:
Distribution Map

Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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