erect cinquefoil

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erect cinquefoil

Herbal medicine
A perennial herb that contains catechols, tannins, resin and tormentilline, a glycoside. It is antidiarrhoeal, antipyretic, astringent and tonic, and has been used to treat sore throat, bleeding gums, haemorrhoids and open wounds (and in a weak solution, conjunctivitis).
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It appears, from the photograph, that it is one of the wild Potentillas - either the trailing tormentil (Potentilla anglica) or the creeping cinquefoil, Potentilla reptans.
The CP content of pasture plants ranged from 94 g/kg for Potentilla reptans and 210 g/kg for Trifolium pratense.
Furthermore, the same trend was obtained for in vitro crude protein and NDF digestibility (IVCPD and IVNDFD, respectively) coefficients, with the only exception in IVCPD for Potentilla reptans.