Rough-fruited Cinquefoil – 7/13/15

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 7/13/15

Observation Time: 4:10 p.m.

Observation Location: Gavins Pond

Common Name: Rough-fruited cinquefoil

Scientific Name: Potentilla recta

Comments: Also known as sulphur cinquefoil, this wildflower is native to Europe and Asia. Introduced and naturalized in North America. Found along roads and in disturbed sites. Thrives in full sun and tolerates dry conditions. Flowers from June to August. Blossoms have five heart-shaped petals.

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