West Highland Flora

Alpine Cinquefoil


Potentilla crantzii

 

Potentilla crantzii

Photo Alastair Ross
26 Jun 2004 Braemar

Rare on upland limestone rock ledges or crevices

Flower diameter c 15-25 mm

ID: Flowering stems not rooting like those of Creeping Cinquefoil (non-flowering stems may root to a small extent).  Flowering stems arise from the sides of terminal leaf-rosettes, each with few leaves and few flowers or sometimes only one.  Flowers have 5 petals, base leaves have 5 leaflets, upper flower-stem leaves mostly have 3.

Other features: Petals usually, but not always, have orange blotch at base.

 

Potentilla crantzii

Photo Alastair Ross
26 Jun 2004 Braemar


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