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Intermediate Cinquefoil (Potentilla intermedia L.) by Mike Oxley

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Intermediate Cinquefoil (Potentilla intermedia L.) by 

Also known as Downy Cinquefoil

Cooper Marsh Conservation Area, Lancaster, Ontario, Canada
July 11, 2010

A dismal day today in the GWN, so I felt like enjoying a little sunshine and warmth. I found this in the July archives. How long until it’s Spring?

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This is another weedy introduction from Europe. Apparently it is native to Russia and has become naturalized throughout Europe and eastern North America. An erect plant with numerous yellow flowers up to 1 cm across borne in dichotomous cymes (that is branching two ways). Leaflets are digitate with 5 leaflets in the lower part of the plant, often with 3 leaflets in the upper part, soft hairy and with a grayish appearance. Margins are strongly toothed, the lower part without teeth and tapering to the base The petals are about equal to the sepals. The achenes have many longitudinal ridges. Downy Cinquefoil is found along roadsides and in waste places as weeds tend to occupy such habitats.

Sony Alpha 700, Sigma 28 to 300 at 300 mm, circular polarizer
iso 100, spot metered, aperture priority D11.0, 1/60 second

In love with Ma Nature! Always have been, always will be. Let’s keep her safe, eh?

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  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsabout 4 years ago

    this is beautiful Mike, I love the shades of green and perfect little yellow flowers in the foreground,,,,,,,,gorgeous!

  • Thanks so very much, Vickie! A chance encounter under some bushes in the Marsh. Took a while to ID! :o)

    – Mike Oxley

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Appreciated, Ray! Thanks!

    – Mike Oxley

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourabout 4 years ago
    OH My Goodness Mike you keep finding these little gems whicj most of us would pass by unoticed, brilliant fid & shot
  • Many, many thanks, Malcolm! Greatly appreciated, my friend!

    – Mike Oxley

  • deb cole
    deb coleabout 4 years ago

    Ah, Mike! This is so pretty! Like a drop of sunshine on a rainy day! :o)
    (Still have multitudes of flowers here, but I think we may have had a frost last night which would put an end to that soon)

  • Much appreciated, Deb! I was looking through the archives looking for something to brighten up the day and came across these. Glad they fit the bill! I think we’re due for a frost this weekend. I hope not!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsabout 4 years ago

    clear crisp beauty here Mike… love it. :))))

  • Many thanks, Cookie! Appreciate your very kind words, my friend. A wee souvenir of summer!

    – Mike Oxley

  • nastruck
    nastruckabout 4 years ago

    Great DOF on this one Mike….

  • Thanks so very much, Harold. Hopefully I have enough of these wildflower shots to ration out until Spring! We’ll be needing “sunshine” soon enough!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconabout 4 years ago

    Brilliant capture Mike!! I love the lighting and color!! Well done!!

  • Many thanks, Blair! Greatly appreciated!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaabout 4 years ago

    Cute flower, great DOF

  • Thanks so very much, Al! As always, greatly appreciated!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations Mike!! Well done!!!

  • A wonderful honour, Blair, and a greatly appreciated one, too! Many thanks!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Suzanne Chouinard
    Suzanne Chouinardabout 4 years ago

    Beautifully taken with great light. congratulation for the feature. Well deserved.

  • Thanks so very much, Suzanne! Much appreciated!

    – Mike Oxley

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