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Potentilla verna

Potentille printanière
Spring Cinquefoil

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

10-15 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May

Leaf type

Digitate

Height

10-15 cm

Description

Potentilla verna is a velvety-hairy evergreen perennial, much branched from the base.

Flowers

The bright yellow flowers have 5 petals and 5 sepals with 13 or more stamens.

Leaves

Digitate leaflets are finger-like. 5 leaflets, serrated, widely spaced.

Fruits Seeds

Nut: in a cluster.

Medical

Roots: as with other members of the Potentilla family, but to a lesser degree, it has a high tannin content used to treat diarrhoea.

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