Summer Wildflowers of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Rosaceae
Potentilla simplex (Old Field Cinquefoil)
Flower coloryellow
Number of petals5
Petal fusionfree
Lea arrangementalternate
Leaf groupingpalmately compound
Leaf marginstoothed
Leaf/leaflet shapelanceolate
Fruit typedry
Fruit colorbrown
Flowering datesMay - June
HabitatDry, open woods
LocalityLower slopes throughout
DescriptionA low growing scrambling plant that tends to grow up then arch over again back to the ground. It has a compound leaf of 5 leaflets. The ? inch flowers are produced singly in the axils of the leaves.
Habit photoTB
Flower photoTB
Leaf photoKBS