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Common Cinquefoil
Potentilla simplex

Common cinquefoil can grow up to ten inches tall, or its stems may creep along the ground. A similar species, dwarf cinquefoil, is also found in Connecticut.

• Family: Rose (Rosaceae)
• Habitat: fields, dry woods
• Height: 6-18 inches
• Flower size: 1/2 to 3/4 inch
• Flower color: yellow
• Flowering time: April to June
• Origin: native

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Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.