cinquefoil


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Synonyms for cinquefoil

any of a numerous plants grown for their five-petaled flowers

an ornamental carving consisting of five arcs arranged in a circle

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Slender Cinquefoil * ([dagger]) Grasses Sedum stenopetalumo Wormleaf Stonecrop (#) ([dagger]) Bromus tectorum Cheatgrass * ([double dagger]) Poa bulbosa * ([dagger]) Bulbous Bluegrass ([double dagger]) Poa pratensis * Kentucky Bluegrass Poa secunda ([dagger]) Sandberg Bluegrass Pseudoroegneria spicata * bluebunch Wheatgrass Type Species Mean 95% HPDI Forb Achillea 5.
Who can resist such gems as tea of beggarticks (Bidens spp) for dry mucous membranes, cinquefoil (Potentilla spp) paste for healthy cuticles or a yummy blackcurrant sugar?
Each autumn, visitors feast their eyes on amber aspens, purple cinquefoil and rusty-red cottonwoods while scanning the land for black bear, elk and eagles.
Would we all be familiar with "meadow pipit," "marsh cinquefoil," "bird's-foot trefoil," "bee orchids," "puffballs," and "cloudberries," to say nothing of "Shetland mouse-ear," were it not for Longley's poems pointing the way to an understanding of the minor key of natural beauty which is heard in the background of his work?
The first site had been overrun with spotted knapweed, sulphur cinquefoil, and cheatgrass.
It appears, from the photograph, that it is one of the wild Potentillas - either the trailing tormentil (Potentilla anglica) or the creeping cinquefoil, Potentilla reptans.
For this purpose cinquefoil root may be boiled in diluted wine, and hyoscyamus root either in vinegar and water, or in wine, with the addition of a little salt, also poppy-head skins not too dry and mandragora root in the same condition.
A kingfisher streaks through the Sitka sedge and silverweed cinquefoil toward the ocean.
Robbins' cinquefoil (Potentilla robbinsiana), for example, is a long-lived, dwarf member of the rose family.
The windows depict Saints Patrick, Francis, Joseph and Our Lady (IMAGES 3 and 4) with more elaborate tracery and cinquefoil windows above.
I've seen kingfishers, buzzards and even hobbies at the reserve, and there are lots of different reptiles and rare wetland plants there, including the marsh cinquefoil, which is absolutely stunning and flowers in June and July.
The gothic arched peaks of the main window and its circular cinquefoil window take up almost one complete wall in the vaulted ceiling open-plan living area.
April's sweet Cicely, May's sweet rockets, ragwort, dock, and poison hemlock, June's cinquefoil and hollyhocks, July's avens and caraway, September's zigzag goldenrod and small-flowered asters send up fresh leaves.