Prepared by Jennifer L. D’Appollonio, Assistant Scientist, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. Updated February 2018.
Scientific name: Potentilla recta L.
Common name(s): sulfur cinquefoil, sulphur cinquefoil, rough-fruited cinquefoil
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– generally flowers June, July in ME
– may be confused with P. norvegica; see left sidebar of Go Botany webpage
-native to Europe
Heinrich, B. 1976. Flowering phenologies: Bog, woodland, and disturbed habitats. Ecology. 57(5):890-899.
Go Botany. “Potentilla Recta L.” Potentilla Recta (Sulphur Cinquefoil): Go Botany, 2020, gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/potentilla/recta/.