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Potentilla recta

Sulphur Cinquefoil, Sulphur Five-fingers

Scientific Name:

Potentilla recta

Genus:

Potentilla

Species Epithet:

recta

Common Name:

Sulphur Cinquefoil, Sulphur Five-fingers

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Native/Alien:

Not Native to US

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May, June, July

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

“Fields, pastures, roadsides, other disturbed areas” (Weakley 2015). Common non-native throughout NC.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

Notes:

Native of Europe.

Bloom close up

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©2004 by Philip A. Thomas (imagesbypt@philipt.com)

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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