Each week I look at a wild flower or weed that is growing in the garden, Well, May is probably the best time of year for the weeds and wild flowers, so I have to be selective for my posts this month!
This cheerful yellow flower has caught my eye in the past week or so: Potentilla verna/neumanniana, or spring cinquefoil. It is only a few centimetres tall, with leaves that are finger-shaped, hence the German name ‘Fingerkraut’. The flowers are relatively small, about 1.5 to 2 cm across. But make up for their size with vibrant colour. It has only been spotted in the meadow so far, but I expect it will turn up in the flower beds at some stage. 😉
Another Potentilla is growing wild in the meadow too, but is not in flower yet. Let me know if you see this one or something similar in your part of the world. And please do share your weeds and wild flowers too. Just post a photo and leave a link here on a Wednesday. 😃
Thanks for reading!