Hybrid Cinquefoil - Potentilla anglica x reptans = P. x mixta

    Description

    Usually has flowers with four yellow petals, though sometimes five. The achenes are all sterile, the leaf petioles are often over 5 cm long and mostly the same length for the full length of the shoot, sometimes rooting at the nodes.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    The County Recorder has asked for a specimen of this plant to be retained for verification

    Habitat

    Grassland and verges on acid soils.

    When to see it

    Flowers June to September.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Widespread but occasional in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Rare or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland where there are only four records to 2017. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map