March 17th, 2012

Latin:  Potentilla anserine

Irish:  Briosclán


This native species is closely related to the wild strawberry and occurs abundantly in waste places, roadsides and in grassland.

Its foliage has a striking appearance with, as the name suggests, silvery finely-divided (pinnate) leaves.  The flower, which appears during May-July, is a very eye-catching, bright yellow and has 5 petals.

The genus name Potentilla was given to these plants because of the powerful (“potent”) healing effects attributed to the herbal medicines derived from it.


Specimens were found at many locations around the course but they are particularly evident along old roadways and other compacted areas in the Builder’s Paddock.

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