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Tormentil and Cinquefoil

Introduction.

Components of tormentil.

Tormentil. Description.

The thick root of Tormentil.

Historical uses of Tormentil.

Creeping Cinquefoil. Potentilla reptans. Taken in France.

Courtesy of Olivier Prichard CC BY- SA 3.0 license.Potentilla reptans beauvais-carriere-bracheux 60 20062008 1.jpg

Cinquefoil.

This is superfically similar to the last species but the flowers are larger and they have five petals not four. The stems root at intervals the former does not. It is native to Eurasia and North Africa. It has been introduced elsewhere. it is also similar to the Silverweed { see content banners above}. The tap roots of this plant also make it a difficult weed to eradicate from lawns. The yellow flowers are about two cm in diameter and they are encountered in flower from June until August. 

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