Carolinas and Georgia

1145

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Potentilla recta   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Potentilla recta   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-04-006:
Potentilla recta   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Rough-fruited Cinquefoil, Sulphur Cinquefoil, Sulphur Five-fingers


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Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common


Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

full sun ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Palmately compound: 5-7(9) leaflets
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
Radially symmetrical
5 united sepals/5 bracts
5 petals
25-30 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Brown
Achene

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Potentilla recta   FAMILY Rosaceae

Rough-fruited Cinquefoil, Sulphur Cinquefoil, Sulphur Five-fingers