Connecticut Plants
Common Cinquefoil
Potentilla simplex Michx.

Common cinquefoil can grow up to ten inches tall, or its stems may creep along the ground. A similar species, dwarf cinquefoil, is also found in Connecticut.

  • Family: rose (Rosaceae)
  • Habitat: fields, dry woods
  • Height: 6-18 inches
  • Flower size: 1/2 to 3/4 inch
  • Flower color: yellow
  • Flowering time: April to June
  • Origin: native
Potentilla simplex Michx.