Herb: Gland Cinquefoil


Latin name: Potentilla glandulosa


Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)



Medicinal use of Gland Cinquefoil:

All parts of the plant are astringent. An infusion has been drunk, and a poultice of the plant applied externally in the treatment of swollen parts. An infusion of the plant has been used as a stimulant and tonic.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
60 cm
(2 feet)

Flovering:
June to
August

Habitat of the herb:

Rocky hillsides, Black Hills on Sioux quartzite in eastern South Dakota.

Edible parts of Gland Cinquefoil:

A tea-like beverage is made by boiling the leaves or the whole plant in water.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow early spring or autumn in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is better to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame until they are well established before planting them out in late spring or early summer.

Cultivation of Gland Cinquefoil:

Rocky hillsides, Black Hills on Sioux quartzite in eastern South Dakota.

Known hazards of Potentilla glandulosa:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.