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Rather like a 4 petalled buttercup but with slightly notched petals. The yellow flowers are also similar in appearance to Cinquefoils and Silverweed, except they have 4 petals and not 5.
A greyish-brown, ridged achene (type of seed).
A sprawling plant with compound leaves, having between 3 and 5 leaflets. The two leaflets at the base are stipules. The leaves are arranged alternate along the stems. The leaflets are egg-shaped and deeply toothed.
45 centimetres tall
The roots can be cooked and eaten but are high in tannins.
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.
Biscuits, Bloodroot, Common Cinquefoil, Earthbank, English Sarsaparilla, Erect Cinquefoil, Ewe Daisy, Flesh and Blood, Septfoil, Shepherd's Knapperty, Shepherd's Knot, Thormantle, Tormentilla.
Bogs, farmland, fens, grassland, heathland, lawns, meadows, moorland, mountains, roadsides, sand dunes, scrub, swamps, woodland.