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Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 582
 Date Entered 24/07/2012
 Updated on 24/07/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree/Shrub Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Record Date 24/07/2012
 Location River Tees above Low Force
 Civil Parish Holwick
 Brit. National Grid 
 Geology Dolerite or whin cill. Island and falls in the Tees.
 Record Name Shrubby cinquefoil. (Potentilla fruticosa) in flower. Upper Tees.
 Record Description Shrubby cinqufoil (P. fruticosa) is one of the Teesdale rarities and has a disjunct distribution in Britain having been recorded only in Teesdale, the Lake District and on the Burren, Co. Clare on the west coast of Ireland. P. fruticosa has an arctic (circum-polar, boreal) alpine world distribution being found often at high altitude, in the Pyrennees, the European Alps, The Maritime Alps and in Scandinavia.
 Additional Notes Cultivars of shrubby cinquefoil are popular garden plants and often seen in public parks. The colours of the cultivated varieties ar usually rather muddy compared to the clear yellow of the wild plant. Following fencing the river banks to keep sheep away, scattered bushes of P. fruticosa are to be seen all along the banks and on islands of the River Tees upstream from Wynch Bridge.
 Image 1 ID 3173         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Shrubby cinquefoil in flower, R. Tees Low Force. July 2012.
 Image 2 ID 3174         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 3 ID 3175         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 4 ID 3176         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description River Tees. Falls and pool above Low Force.
 Image 5 ID 3177         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Shrubby cinquefoil (P. fruticosa).Isolated bush on the banks of the R.Tees,Low Force area.
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