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Dwarf Cinquefoil (Early Cinquefoil)
Potentilla canadensis

This is a low-growing plant that spreads by vining stems. A similar species, common cinquefoil, is also found in Connecticut. Other similar plants are barren strawberry and Indian strawberry, both of which have leaves with three leaflets, not five.

• Family: Rose (Rosaceae)
• Habitat: fields, open woods
• Height: 2-4 inches
• Flower size: 1/2 inch
• Flower color: yellow
• Flowering time: March to June
• Origin: native

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Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.