Barren Strawberry, Potentilla sterilis

Wildflowers of the Isle of Luing

Among D Bannister, Isle of Luing.'s albums



  • Shepherds Purse, (not sure)


  • Wild Strawberry


  • Eyebright

    The Eyebright will not grow readily in a garden if transplanted, unless 'protected' apparently, by grass. The reason for this is that it is a semi-parasite, relying for part of its nourishment on the roots of other plants


  • Lesser Burdock, Arctium minus,

    Burdock: As children we referred to this as a sticky bud tree, and used to play the game of trying to attach the sticky buds to our friends

  • Forget-me-not, Myosotis.

    In a German legend, God named all the plants when a tiny unnamed one cried out, "Forget-me-not, O Lord!" God replied, "That shall be your name."Another legend tells when the Creator thought he had finished giving the flowers their colours, he heard one wh…

  • IMG 1944



  • Hawthorn

    The fair maid, who on the first of May, Goes to the fields at the break of day, And bathes in the dew from the hawthorn tree, Will ever strong and handsome be”.

  • Yellow Pimpernel


  • Heath bedstraw



  • Common Mouse-ear

    The plant is astringent. A decoction of the plant has been used in the treatment of injuries and miscarriage. A decoction is said to stop uterine bleeding and prevents the child from passing through the uterus.

  • Hawkweed, Mouse-Ear

    .Joseph Pitton de Tournefort mentions that blades covered in this plant's juices were believed to cut through stone as easily as through wood.[5]

  • Dog's Mercury, Mercurialis perennis.

    Dogs Mercury is highly poisonous.The first-known account of this phenomenon probably dates from 1693, when a family of five became seriously ill as a result of eating the plant (after boiling and frying it); one of the children died some days later as a r…


  • Lady's-mantle, Alchemilla vulgaris...

    Alchemilla - the "little alchemist" was highly revered by the great alchemists, who went out early in the morning to collect the magical dew from the leaves of this plant - for this was no ordinary dew. Ladies Mantle "sweats" crystal clear pearls of water…

  • Common cow wheat, Melampyrum pratense.

    Common cow-wheat is semi-parasitic as it attaches to the roots of other plants in order to feed.

  • Wild Raspberry.



  • Common spotted orchid.


  • Marigold (marsh) maybe, 2nd stage.


  • Sea Campion



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