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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Potentilla recta   FAMILY Rosaceae   Go to FSUS key


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

        

image of Potentilla recta, Rough-fruited Cinquefoil, Sulphur Cinquefoil, Sulphur Five-fingers

JK Marlow    jkm210426_9835

April    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm210426_9836

April    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Potentilla recta, Rough-fruited Cinquefoil, Sulphur Cinquefoil, Sulphur Five-fingers

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

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Ben Geer Keys    bgk1145_a

June        

image of Potentilla recta, Rough-fruited Cinquefoil, Sulphur Cinquefoil, Sulphur Five-fingers

JK Marlow    jkm0506a_17

June    Greenville County    SC

Field

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JK Marlow    jkm0506a_18

June    Greenville County    SC

Field

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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

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_recta_sulphur_2

June        

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


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

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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.

image of Potentilla recta, Rough-fruited Cinquefoil, Sulphur Cinquefoil, Sulphur Five-fingers

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

JK Marlow    jkm060710_130

July    Tucker County    WV

Monongahela National Forest

Pollinator at work.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1145

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe

Habitat: Fields, pastures, roadsides, other 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:

 

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

 

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