Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1146

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

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

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LEAVES:
Palmately compound: 5 leaflets
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
Radially symmetrical
5 united sepals/5 bracts
5 petals
20 stamens, in 3 lengths

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Brown
Achene

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Potentilla simplex   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-04-002:
Potentilla simplex   FAMILY Rosaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Potentilla simplex

GREATER THAN (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Potentilla canadensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Old Field Cinquefoil, Old-field Five-fingers, Common Cinquefoil