Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1145

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

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

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Invasive?

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

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013

 

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!



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 (1968) 097-04-006:
Potentilla recta   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

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


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_pore5_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm090523_036

May    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

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JK Marlow    jkm090523_039

May    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Pollinator at work.

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JK Marlow    s090523_h

May    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Leaves palmately compound, stipules pectinate [comb-like] to entire, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Fragaria and Potentilla

image of Potentilla recta

Ben Geer Keys    bgk1145_a

June        

Sepals 5-10mm long, acute, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Potentilla recta

JK Marlow    jkm0506a_17

June    Greenville County    SC

Field

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JK Marlow    jkm0506a_18

June    Greenville County    SC

Field

image of Potentilla recta

JK Marlow    jkm0506a_19

June    Greenville County    SC

Field

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_recta_sulphur

June        

The 5 petals are pale yellow & shallowly notched on the rounded tip, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE flowers of Cinquefoil and Strawberry species

image of Potentilla recta

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_recta_sulphur_2

June        

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JK Marlow    s050626_f

June    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaflets coarsely serrate to narrowly pectinate [comb-like], per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm060710_127

July    Tucker County    WV

Monongahela National Forest

Petals 8-15 mm long, pale (sulphur) yellow, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Potentilla recta

JK Marlow    jkm060710_130

July    Tucker County    WV

Monongahela National Forest

Pollinator at work.