Irish wildflowers

Photographs: Ballingeary, Co.Cork

Marsh Cinquefoil
Potentilla palustris
Cnó léana
Family: Rosaceae

Flowering time: May-July. Perennial. Native.

Dark reddish-purple flowers, 5 petals. Sepals longer and wider than petals.
Lower leaves with 5-7 toothed leaflets, upper leaves are palmate or
trifoliate, alternate. Grows from creeping woody rhizomes. Height: 30-50cm

Permanently damp ground, wet grassland, lake edges, bog pools,
marshes. Found throughout Ireland, declining in South due to habitat loss.


Photographs above: near Ballingeary, County Cork.

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