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Common Cinquefoil


Scientific Name     

Potentilla simplex Michx.

Family Name

Rosaceae (Rose family)

nophotos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Characteristics:  

Habitat:  

dry woods and fields

Plant Height:  

20-30 cm, trailing with long runners, initially weak, erect stems

Flower Color:  

yellow

Flower:  

0.5-1 cm wide; borne on long peduncle; 5 petals and sepals; stamens 5 to many; ovaries short with single ovule 

Inflorescence:  

single flower borne on slender pedicels in leaf axis 

Fruit:  

achenes in groups

Leaves:  

alternate, 5-parted leaves on tailing stem; leaflets palmately compound, long, slender and toothed along margins

Bloom Time:  

April-June

Origins:  

native

Other:  

cinquefoil translates to five-fingers