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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