Creeping Cinquefoil - Potentilla reptans

    Description

    Low, creeping, invasive plant with long trailing shoots that root at the nodes. Leaves with 5 or 7 leaflets, oblong and toothed. Flowers yellow, 17 to 25 mm, solitary with 5 petals.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Waste ground, bare places, roadsides.

    When to see it

    June to September.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Very common throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 599 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map