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Rough Cinquefoil

Roght Cinquefoil - Potentilla norvegica
  July 29, 2008 - Higley Flow, Colton, NY

Potentilla norvegica

Native Wildflower


Soil Type - most
Soil ph - Neutral
Water - dry - moist
Light - Full sun - part shade


Height Average - 1 - 3 ft.
Time of bloom - June - Oct.
Flower colors - yellow
Propagation - Seed
Transplants - hard due to taproot, moving seedlings is best

This is a Cinquefoil with 3 leaflets instead of the usual 5. Stems are hairy and turn reddish in full sun.

Rough Cinquefoil can be found in fields, meadows and along roadsides and it is a common wildflower in the north country


Rough Cinquefoil - Potentilla norvegica
Rough Cinquefoil