Potentilla reptans. N.O. Rosaceae.
Synonym ► Five-leaf-grass, Fivefinger. Habitat ► Meadows, pastures, waysides.
Features ► Stem long and creeping, rooting at joints, as the strawberry. Leaf stalks one to two inches long with five obovate leaflets, serrate, scattered hairs, veins prominent below. Flowers (June-September) bright yellow, five petals, solitary, on long stalks from stem as the leaves.
Part used ► Herb. Action ► Astringent.
Infusion of 1 ounce to 1 pint of water in wineglass doses for diarrhoea. Also as a gargle for relaxed throat. Externally, as an astringent skin lotion.