Sulphur Cinquefoil - Potentilla recta
Short to medium, stiffly erect, hairy plant. Leaves finger-like with 5 to 7 oblong, coarsely toothed to pinnately lobed leaflets which are grey or greyish. Flowers pale yellow, 15 to 25 mm, in lax, branched clusters. Petals equalling, or slightly longer than the sepals.
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Dry grassy and waste habitats, disturbed ground, banks and field margins.
Flowers June to September.
Widespread but infrequent and local in many parts of Britain.
Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 3 of the 617 tetrads.
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