Potentilla palustris, SE: Kråkklöver, DE: Sumpf-Blutauge, NL: Wateraardbei,
UK: Marsh Cinquefoil, Marsh Five-Finger, Purple Marshlocks, Swamp Potentilla

Scientific name:  Potentilla palustris (L.) Scop.
Synonym name:  Comarum palustre L.
Swedish name:  Kråkklöver
German name:  Sumpf-Blutauge
Nederlandse naam:  Wateraardbei
English name:   Marsh Cinquefoil, Marsh Five-Finger, Purple Marshlocks, Swamp Potentilla
Plant Family:  Rosaceae, Rose Family, Rosväxter

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Life form:  Creeping, deciduous, waterside shrublet
Stems:  up to 1 m long stem (stolon), usually reddish and floats in shallow water or sprawls along the shoreline. The upper part of the stem rises above the water surface 20-50 cm, is frequently hairy, and supports the flowers.
Leaves:  Cinquefoil- called five-finger, because of the resemblance of its leaves to the fingers of the hand. Pinnate toothed leaves, lower leaves often have 7 leaflets, topmost ones only 3
Flowers:  Flower with five red sepals longer and broader than the five purple petals
Flowering Period:  June-August
Fruits:  Marsh cinquefoil has smooth, brownish-purple, clustered egg-shaped achenes, about 1.5 mm long.
Habitat:  Moist soil, such as in swamps, on banks and in damp meadows

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Derivation of the botanical name:
Potentilla from the Latin, potentia, "might, force, power".
palustris from the Latin, paluster, "marshy, boggy".
Comarum, Greek Komaros, the ancient name for the strawberry tree, which the fruit of this plant resembles.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
  • The standard author abbreviation Scop. is used to indicate Giovanni Antonio Scopoli (1723 – 1788), an Italian physician and naturalist.

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