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Connecticut Plants
Sulfur Cinquefoil (Rough-fruited Cinquefoil)
Potentilla recta L.

There are around a dozen species of cinquefoil in Connecticut. Sulfur cinquefoil can be identified by its pale yellow flowers. This plant is an alien in Connecticut; it is native to Europe and northern Asia. Sulfur cinquefoil is a serious weed in rangelands in Midwestern United States. Livestock seldom eat it, so it out-competes other plants.

  • Family: rose (Rosaceae)
  • Habitat: roadsides, fields
  • Height: 1-2 feet
  • Flower size: 3/4 inch across
  • Flower color: light yellow
  • Flowering time: June to August
  • Origin: Europe, north Asia
Potentilla recta L.
Potentilla recta L.