Barren Strawberry

Potentilla sterilis

Potentilla: Little (size) powerful one, refers to medicinal properties
sterilis: Sterile
(Dave’s Garden Botanary)

To be found on banks, dry pastures and in open woods, the Barren Strawberry is one of the earliest of the flowering plants to make its presence known.

It is often mistaken by the rambler for the true Wild Strawberry, owing to the close resemblance of the leaf and flower.

Flowering in early spring.

The Observer’s Book of Wild Flowers, compiled by W. J. Stokoe (1957)
Barren Strawberry

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