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TORMENTIL Potentilla erecta

Tormentil is a native perennial growing 5-15 cm in height and flowers from June to September. Although small and often in low abundance, the perpetual flowering of this species often provides the only regular source of nectar at some marshy grassland sites with low botanical diversity and its ability to survive in rank vegetation is a key attribute.

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ProvenanceVC41 Glamorgan (Swansea, Neath Port Talbot) & VC44 Carmarthenshire
AssociationsThe 'Biological Records Centre’s' website lists the following numbers of foodplant associates for Tormentil: beetles (3), flies (1), true bugs (4), sawflies, wasps and bees (2) and moths (9). However, the genus Portentilla as a whole, lists the following: beetles (11), flies (2), true bugs (7), sawflies, wasps and bees (2) and moths (16).
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