Common Tormentil
Fact File
Taken at Langdale on 11th July 2013 with Nikon D40X
with Nikon 300 mm zoom lens.




 

Taken at Aberlady on 2nd July 2017 with Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.
Fact File

 
Common Tormentil.
Latin Name :
Family:
Habit:
AKA:
Potentilla erecta.
Rosaceae.
Herbacious Perennial
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Meadows, sandy soils and dunes.
May - August.
10 to 30 cm.
The roots are a main ingredient of a bitter liqueur from Bavaria and the Black Forest area, called Blutwurz. It is also a main ingredient of anti-diarrhoeal preparation manufactured in the US by Lev Laboratories under the name Quickly.