Connecticut Plants
Rough Cinquefoil
Potentilla norvegica L.

Distinguishing features of rough cinquefoil are the leaves with three leaflets, and the green calyx lobes behind the petals, which are slightly longer than the petals.

  • Family: rose (Rosaceae)
  • Habitat: clearings, roadsides, thickets
  • Height: 1-3 feet
  • Flower size: 1/2 to 3/4 inch across
  • Flower color: yellow
  • Flowering time: June to October
  • Origin: native
Potentilla norvegica L.
Potentilla norvegica L.