Irish wildflowers





Tormentil
Potentilla erecta
Néalfartach
Family: Rosaceae

Flowering time: June-September. Perennial. Native.

Long stalked yellow flowers, usually 4 petals, sepals. Carpels normally 4-12. Basal leaf rosette, often withered before flowering. Leaves ternate, 3 leaflets, 2 leaf-like stipules at base. Stalkless. Erect or trailing stems, not rooting. Height 10-30cm.

Abundant. Acidic grassland, moors, heaths, hedgebanks.

Similar: Trailing Tormentil, P. anglica
     


    
Photographs above: Ballingeary, Co.Cork. August 2006

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