Help identifying this weed

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Help identifying this weed

Post: #288873 Gav74
Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:25 pm

Hi there.

This weed is pretty prolific in my garden in the spring and summer, so I've chosen now, when I can't see the flowers, to try to identify it. :scratch:

I think it looks a bit like five leaflet bittercress, but I'm not entirely sure. Any better ideas anyone?

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5 leaflet bittercress?
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Re: Help identifying this weed

Post: #288875 Odsox
Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:28 pm

Looks like Cinquefoil, I have loads of it here, although not really what I'd call a "weed"
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Re: Help identifying this weed

Post: #288880 Gav74
Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:42 pm

Thanks Odsox.
I see what you mean. I'll keep an eye on it until it flowers before I decide what to do with it then, :)

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Re: Help identifying this weed

Post: #288881 Green Aura
Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:08 pm

Again I've learned something new. I was going to say it looks like a potentilla - they all have those strawberry like leaves. Turns out cinquefoil is a potentilla.

It doesn't seem to be eaten but apparently has anti-inflammatory and anti-diarrhoea properties when taken as a tea. Might be worth hanging on to a small clump.
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