Potentilla

Potentilla spp.

Photo of Potentilla
Photo by Dr. John Meade, weed scientist emeritus
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension

Potentilla is also known as cinquefoil because of the five leaflets. It has an attractive yellow flower. Some species are vines while others are upright. It seems to be an indicator plant for infertile soils.

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  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences