Sirhowy Hill Woodlands

Scientific name: Potentilla erecta


Tormentil is a common, low-growing and creeping perennial of acid grasslands, heaths and moors, as well as roadside verges. Its four-petalled yellow flowers appear May to September and provide nectar for solitary bees.

"Potentilla erecta RF” by Robert Flogaus-Faust, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0.

How to identify?

Tormentil has four-petalled, yellow flowers, and glossy, deeply toothed leaves with three lobes – although it looks as though they have five with the addition of two large stipules at the base of the leafstalk.

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Scientific Name

Potentilla erecta

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