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Sharply toothed leaves, flowers have 5 yellow petals. (sometimes white, pink or red) Young shoots and leaves good in salads. Very astringent (constricts, shrinks membranes)- used in many anti-wrinkle skin products. Antiseptic, used for gum disease, dysentery, diarrhea, mouthwash. Good for skin. Leaves used to make lotion (or just rub strong tea on rashes etc) Powdered root stops bleeding. Has fruit that looks like strawberry but is dry and tasteless.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



(cinquefoil), a genus of plants of the family Rosaceae. They are perennial (rarely biennial or annual) herbs, subshrubs, and dwarf subshrubs. The leaves are digitate, pinnate, or ternate. The flowers are solitary or in inflorescences and generally yellow. The perianth is usually four- or five-parted, and the fruit is a multiple nut. There are more than 300 species (according to other data, 500), distributed throughout the world but found primarily in North America. More than 170 species grow in the USSR. Silverweed (Potentilla anserina) is a medicinal plant; it is also valuable for its nectar and as feed for domestic fowl. Common tormentil (P. erecta) is found in the European USSR, the Caucasus, and Western Siberia. Cinquefoil rhizomes contain tannins, resin, gum, and pigment. A decoction from these plants is used internally for diarrhea and as a gargle for stomatitis, gingivitis, and tonsilitis (primarily in folk medicine). P. atrosanguinea, golden cinquefoil (P. aurea), white cinquefoil (P. alba), and many other species of Potentilla are cultivated as ornamentals. The genus Dasiphora is often included in this genus.


Iuzepchuk, S. V. “Rod Lapchatka—Potentilla L.” In Flora SSSR, vol. 10. Moscow-Leningrad, 1941.
Wolf, T. Monographia der Gattung Potentilla. Stuttgart, 1908.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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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.
Robbins' Cinquefoil (Potentilla robbinsiana) A partnership between the Fish and Wildlife Service, Forest Service, and Appalachian Mountain Club has restored the Robbins' cinquefoil, an endangered plant native to the White Mountains of New Hampshire, to a secure status.
In contrast, the same handling correlated with nearly one-third less damage to Potentilla recta, or sulfur cinquefoil.
Characteristic plants included Andromeda glaucophylla, Betula pumila, Carex oligosperma, Carex trisperma, Chamaedaphne calyculata, Coptis trifolia, Drosera spp., Larix laricina, Menyanthes trifoliata, Potentilla fruticosa, Sarracenia purpurea, Sphagnum spp., Vaccinium macrocarpon, and V.
Grassland communities found on dry, steep, south-facing slopes in the Aishihik-Sekulmun Lakes area, southwest Yukon Territory, are dominated by Artemisia frigida and Carex filifolia, with Calamagrostis purpurascens, Poa glauca, Penstemon gormanii, Phlox hoodii, and Potentilla nivea subdominant.
In our study species, Potentilla anserina, the plant consists of a series of internode-node stolon modules and each of the ramets may produce only one terminal flower in the year it is formed (Eriksson 1985, 1988).
that we had a book of botany', Grasmere Journal, 16 May 1800) mistook for the wild strawberry the very similar barren strawberry (Potentilla sterilis) which flowers earlier in the year, from February to May, and even appears quite commonly in December or January.
Summer flowering shrubs such as hydrangeas, butterfly bush, spirea and potentilla bloom on the current year's new growth.
In this study, we aimed to investigate the protective effects of Potentilla fulgens against the tuba uterina ischemia reperfusion (I/R) injury in rats by means of biochemical, histopathological, and immunohistochemical examination.
polytrichus, Draba cuspidata, Festuca callieri, Genista albida, Hypericum linarioides, Potentilla taurica, Sideritis taurica, Teucrium montanum subsp.
? Take hardwood cuttings of shrubs including privet, holly, aucuba, berberis, potentilla and rosemary.