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Potentilla Hirta

Potentilla hirta; P. reptans     Fr: Potentille rampante


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This low, creeping plant with its bright yellow flowers grows in large, loose clusters. Stems and leaves have long hairs.

Flowers. Apr-June

Tall. Short - Med

Flower. 12-25 mm. Bright yellow, 5 petals and 5 pale green sepals. The epicalyx appears as 5 small sepals outside 5 larger sepals.

Leaves. The green or greyish digitate leaves have 5-7 leaflets, each with 3-7 small lobes near the ends.

Habitat. Grassy and rocky areas; sometimes sandy places. Our photo was taken in a woods clearing of the Alpes-Maritimes, at about 1100 m altitude.

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