Common names: creeping cinquefoil, European five-finger

Perennial creeping herb, stems slender rooting at nodes, leaves degitately divided into five leaflets, on up to 12 cm long petiole; leaflets oblong-elliptic or obovate, crenate-dentate; flowers yellow, solitary in axils of leaves, 1.5-2 cm across, on up to 8 cm long pedicel; petals obcordate, 7-8 mm long; carpels numerous. 

 

Rosaceae Fortnight: Potentilla _Kashmir : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Plz help in ID of this Potentilla species from Sonamarg, Kashmir (3200 m)


Potentilla reptans I hope

Good you reminded me, I had forgotten to upload mine.


 

Potentilla reptans from Pahalgam, Kashmir: Potentilla reptans Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 499. 1753.

syn: Fragaria reptans (L.) Crantz
Common names: creeping cinquefoil, European five-finger
Perennial creeping herb, stems slender rooting at nodes, leaves degitately divided into five leaflets, on up to 12 cm long petiole; leaflets oblong-elliptic or obovate, crenate-dentate; flowers yellow, solitary in axils of leaves, 1.5-2 cm across, on up to 8 cm long pedicel; petals obcordate, 7-8 mm long; carpels numerous.
Common along ditches and wet places. Photographed from Pahalgam, Kashmir.


It reminds one of strawberry leaf… I know this as  cinquefoil … a very popular herbal with some schools …
also a prolific ground cover because of the prostrate habit of spread and growth;.. esp in southern california gardens… it will grow where the ubiquitous iceplant wont…

I even had a houseplant cinquefoil… but it was of erect habit… dont know its botanical binomial though…
thanks for reminding me of it…


 
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Potentilla reptans Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 499. 1753.

syn: Fragaria reptans (L.) Crantz
Common names: creeping cinquefoil, European five-finger
Perennial creeping herb, stems slender rooting at nodes, leaves degitately divided into five leaflets, on up to 12 cm long petiole; leaflets oblong-elliptic or obovate, crenate-dentate; flowers yellow, solitary in axils of leaves, 1.5-2 cm across, on up to 8 cm long pedicel; petals obcordate, 7-8 mm long; carpels numerous.
Common along ditches and wet places. Photographed from Pahalgam, Kashmir.


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Plant for ID :: Vienna, AT :: EU-ARKOCT36 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)

Seen these yellow flowers in one of the castle grounds in Vienna, AT.
Requested to provide ID.


Sorry I can’t help with this one… If possible, when sending over photos, can you include a photo of the leaves and other plant parts, as that helps a lot… thanks.


Potentilla reptans


  

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