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Common Cinquefoil

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Potentilla simplex

Flower Description:

Five-petaled, yellow flowers.

Season BloomApril - June
HabitatMember of the rose family, which includes herbs, shrubs, and trees with mostly prickly stems. Special Value to Native Bees.
Leaf DescriptionA familiar plant with prostrate stems, which root at the nodes, and flowers and leaves arising from runners on separate stalks. Runners are 6-20", Five-parted leaves.
Soil Type Dry
Light Source Shade, Partial Shade