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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Rosaceae Aci hayit, Besparmak otu Potentilla reptans L.
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. This group of wild flowers can often invade lawns and it is possible that it was in your lawn prior to the new landscaping.
Salicaceae 62 Potentilla reptans .L Rosaceae 63 Pulicaria dysenterica Compositae (L.) Bernh.
and Trifolium pratense L.), three forbs (Achillea millefolium L., Potentilla reptans L.
The CP content of pasture plants ranged from 94 g/kg for Potentilla reptans and 210 g/kg for Trifolium pratense.
Grwep o blanhigion oedd yn cael eu defnyddio at ddiffyg traul oedd y dail arian (Potentilla anserina; silverweed), tresgl y moch (Potentilla erecta; tormentil) a pumnalen ymlusgol (Potentilla reptans; creeping cinquefoil).