Tormentil - Potentilla erecta
Low, creeping, patch-forming, downy plant not rooting at the nodes. Leaves usually trifoliate, toothed upwards towards the tip, silvery below. Stem leaves unstalked, basal rosette leaves withered by flowering time. Flowers yellow, 7 to 11 mm, mostly 4 parted, a few borne in lax clusters.
Grassy habitats, heaths and pathways.
May to September.
Common throughout Britain.
Fairly frequent but localised in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 196 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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