TORMENTIL

Potentilla erecta

Rose Family [Rosaceae]  

month8May month8jun month8june month8jul month8july month8Aug month8sep month8sept

status
statusZnative
flower
flower8yellow
morph
morph8actino
petals
petalsZ4
stem
stem8round

14th Aug 2004, Pendle Hill. Photo: © RWD


1st July 2005, Irton Fell, Ravenglass. Photo: © RWD


3rd Sept 2004, Coniston Fells. Photo: © RWD


3rd Sept 2004, Coniston Fells. Photo: © RWD


5th June 2006, Farleton Fell, Burton-in-Kendal. Photo: © RWD


Easily confused with Hybrid Cinquefoil and Trailing Tormentil

Both a yellow dye and a red dye can be extracted from the roots of this plant. One is a phlobaphene, one of the natural tannins of uncertain and somewhat variable chemical structure which are often highly coloured and used as dyes. The Giant Redwood Tree Sequoia sempervirens has red-coloured phlobaphenes as do certain varieties of highly-coloured Maize. There are several other sources of phlobaphenes and their other coloured cousins Kinotannins and Cinchotannic Acids.


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Distribution
family8rose family8Rosacaea

 BSBI maps
genus8Potentilla
Potentilla
(Cinquefoils)

TORMENTIL

Potentilla erecta

Rose Family [Rosaceae]  

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