Potentilla recta
sulphur cinquefoil

Potentilla recta

Potentilla recta
Potentilla recta
Photo Courtesy Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Potentilla recta
Common name: sulphur cinquefoil
Group: dicot
Family: Rosaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: introduced
Plant height: 1 - 2'
Foliage: palmately compound, 5 to 7 leaflets, serrate; alternate
Flower: light yellow, 1/2" to 1' across, many flowered
Flowering time: June to August
Habitat: roadside, fields, waste areas
Range in New Jersey: statewide
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Misc. An extremely invasive weed that has little value to wildlife and out competes other vegetation.