Potentilla canadensis
dwarf cinquefoil

Potentilla canadensis

Potentilla canadensis
Potentilla canadensis
Photos Courtesy Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Potentilla canadensis
Common name: dwarf cinquefoil
Group: dicot
Family: Rosaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: 2-4" ; runners 6"
Foliage: wedge-shaped leaflets, toothed only above the middle; densely silvery hairy; 5 leaflets; spreads via runners
Flower: 5 yellow petals, 1/4"-1/2"
Flowering time: early May to mid-June
Habitat: dry open ground of fields, pastures, thin woods and shaded edges
Range in New Jersey: statewide, rare in the Pine Barrens
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a