Barren Strawberry

Common Name Barren Strawberry
Scientific Name Potentilla sterilis
Family Rose Family Rosaceae
Interest
1
Description An early flowering strawberry plant of broad-leaf woodlands; the petals have gaps between them. 
Read about this species in my Nature Diary blog:
Date Sort ascending Title Link to Article Edit
21-09-21 Barren Strawberry: a fruitless venture -
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Flower white

Flower white

Flower white

This map shows the distribution of the species based on my records:

Tadnoll Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Piddles Wood Nature Reserve

Site of Scientific Interest
4

Oakers Wood and Bog

Forestry, Site of Scientific Interest
4

Bere Wood

Forestry
3

Badbury Rings Hill Fort

National Trust
5

Milton Park Wood

Forestry
3

Hooke Park Wood

Forestry
2

Duncliffe Wood

Woodland Trust
3

Moreton Heath

Forestry
3

Oakers Wood and Bog

Forestry, Site of Scientific Interest
4

Affpuddle Forest

Forestry
3

Wilkswood (Langton West Wood)

Ashmore Wood

Forestry, National Trust
2

Garston Wood Nature Reserve

Carey

Open Access
5

Higher Hyde Heath Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Kilwood Coppice Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust
5

Melbury Park

Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
2

Minterne Magna

Commercial
1

Girdlers Coppice Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Delph Wood

BCP Council
3

Cole Wood

Forestry
4

Slepe Heath

National Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
4

Luscombe Valley Local Nature Reserve

BCP Council, Local Nature Reserve, Site of Scientific Interest
2

East Holme

Open Access
3
These are the National Vegetation Classification codes associated with this species:
NVC Codes Description Phase 1 Categories Description
W08

Fraxinus excelsior - Acer campestre - Mercurialis perennis [Ash/Field Maple/Dog's Mercury] woodland

A1.1

Broad-leaf Woodland

A1.3

Mixed Woodland

W09

Fraxinus excelsior - Sorbus aucuparia - Mercurialis perennis [Ash/Rowan/Dog's Mercury] woodland

A1.3

Mixed Woodland

A1.1

Broad-leaf Woodland

W10

Quercus robur - Pteridium aquilinum - Rubus fruticosus [Pedunculate Oak/Bracken/Bramble] woodland

A1.2

Conifer Plantation

A1.3

Mixed Woodland

A1.1

Broad-leaf Woodland

W21

Crataegus monogyna - Hedera helix [Hawthorn/Ivy] scrub

A2

Scrub

The number of records for each month for this species; it gives an idea of the best time to see it (although for plants this does not necessarily mean it was in flower):
Month No of Records
04: April 7
05: May 2
06: June 1
These are the sites where I have found this species:
Site Notes Record Date Report Date
Affpuddle Forest

Present

22-04-12
Ashmore Wood

Present

15-04-12
Badbury Rings Hill Fort Present in the woods
Bere Wood

Occasional

07-04-19
Carey Present
Cole Wood Present
Delph Wood Occasional
Duncliffe Wood

Present

27-04-11
East Holme

Rare

Garston Wood Nature Reserve Occasional
Girdlers Coppice Nature Reserve Recorded by others
Higher Hyde Heath Nature Reserve Present
Hooke Park Wood

Present

22-04-11
Kilwood Coppice Nature Reserve Occasional
Wild Flower Walks (see bibliography)
Luscombe Valley Local Nature Reserve

Occasional

04-05-16
Melbury Park

Present

15-04-09
Milton Park Wood Present
Minterne Magna

Present

31-05-11
Moreton Heath

Present

14-06-08
Oakers Wood and Bog
Oakers Wood and Bog Occasional
Piddles Wood Nature Reserve
Slepe Heath Scarce
Tadnoll Nature Reserve
Wilkswood (Langton West Wood)

Common

30-04-13