A place to record all the Wild Flowers I find.....
Sunday, 3 August 2014
Creeping Tormentil (Potentilla reptans)
It is a creeping perennial plant native to Eurasia and Northern Africa and naturalized elsewhere. Its trailing stems root at the nodes. Leaves are borne on long stalks. It blooms in June - August with yellow flowers (about 2 cm in diameter) that have 5 heart-shaped petals. It is quite common. Could be easily confused with silverweed. The butterfly known as the Grizzled Skipper is known to favour this plant which is often found growing in crushed masonry in the South of England. Wikipedia Rose Family 8/7/14 Yeadon Banks