Potentilla norvegica, Potentilla monspeliensis, SE: Norsk fingerört,
DE: Norwegisches Fingerkraut, NL: Noorse ganzerik,
UK: Ternate-leaved Cinquefoil

Scientific name:  Potentilla norvegica L.
Synonym name:  Potentilla monspeliensis L.
Swedish name:  Norsk fingerört
German name:  Norwegisches Fingerkraut
Nederlandse naam:  Noorse ganzerik
English name:  Norwegian cinquefoil, Rough cinquefoil, Strawberry-weed, Ternate-leaved Cinquefoil
Family:  Rosaceae, Rose family, Rosväxter

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Life form:  Annual, biennial
Stems:  Height 10-50 cm, flowering stalks, ascending to erect; hairs spreading, sparse and long below, denser and shorter above; often reddish green, alternate trifoliate leaves
Leaves:  Rosette; basal leaves, trifoliate with long hairy petioles; leaflet obovate or oval, coarsely serrated, and slightly hairy across the upper surface
Inflorescence:  Terminal inflorescence, panicle of cymes; leafy bracts, hairy stems with a tendency to zigzag between the cymes of flowers
Flowers:  5 yellow petals, obcordate; 5 green sepals, triangular, spreading, slightly longer than the petals; 10-20 stamens with yellow anthers; a yellow dome-shaped receptacle; under each flower, 5 green bracts, spreading, ovate-triangular
Flowering Period:  June, July, August, September
Fruits:  seeds somewhat flattened, asymmetrically reniform, veined, light brown
Habitat:  Ruderal
Distribution:  Common throughout the country, from Skåne to Torne Lapland

Potentilla norvegica, Potentilla monspeliensis, Norsk fingerört,Norwegisches Fingerkraut, Noorse ganzerik, Norwegian cinquefoil, Rough cinquefoil, Strawberry-weed, Ternate-leaved Cinquefoil

Derivation of the botanical name:
Potentilla from the Latin, potentia, "might, force, power".
norvegica, Norwegian.
monspeliensis, of Montpellier in southern France.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.