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Connecticut Plants
Three-toothed Cinquefoil
Sibbaldiopsis tridentata (Ait.) Rydb.

Three-toothed cinquefoil is a threatened species in Connecticut.

  • Synonyms: Potentilla tridentata, Sibbaldia tridentata (Aiton) Paule & Soj├ík
  • Family: rose (Rosaceae)
  • Habitat: sunny rocks, acid soil
  • Height: 1-8 inches
  • Flower size: 1/2 inch
  • Flower color: white
  • Flowering time: June to August
  • Origin: native
Sibbaldiopsis tridentata (Ait.) Rydb.

Photographed in late June in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia.

Sibbaldiopsis tridentata (Ait.) Rydb.
Sibbaldiopsis tridentata (Ait.) Rydb.
Sibbaldiopsis tridentata (Ait.) Rydb.

The name "three-toothed cinquefoil""comes from the three teeth at the tip of each leaflet.