This one is a tiny wildflower and you have to look quite closely if you want to see it as more than a dot on the floor but then that is what we are here for…. to look closely.
The leaves are very distinctive and the flower is exquisite. I am confident that despite it’s diminutive size I will have no problem in getting a positive identification on this one. Usually when I find a flower that I don’t know I can at least recognise the family but I am at a bit of a loss here.
Over to you…… 🙂
I find some flowers really hard to photograph, they just don’t lend themselves to the camera.Snowdrop would be an example of such a flower. When the snowdrops were out I had as much opportunity as I wanted but I never did manage to get really good pictures.
This one just throws itself at the camera.
So let’s just clear up any confusion. This is a Barren Strawberry (Potentilla sterilis). It looks a bit like a Wild Strawberry but the differences are quite obvious really.
For identification in the field just look at the centre of the flower. the Wild Strawberry has a yellow dome in the centre.
This is a Wild Strawberry.
It’s pretty but it’s not as easy as Potentilla sterilis.
I like it when a flower is nice to me.
The Barren Strawberry isn’t a real strawberry and it doesn’t produce strawberry fruits (now they make a nice picture) but in the spring time it does make a very pretty picture.
They are still in flower for a bit longer, the flowering season is given as February to May, so look out for them.