Rough Cinquefoil (Potentilla norvegica)
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Other common names: Norwegian Cinquefoil, Strawberry-Weed
Family: Rosacae (Rose)
Height: 1 to 3 ft.
Blooms: June to October
Leaf Type: divided
Bloom Size: 0.5 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Individual flowers, Regular blooms, 5 parts
Location: Pine Creek Rail Trail
- Common Cinquefoil
Common cinquefoil is short and blooms earlier in the year. Common has 5 leaflets, while rough has three.
- Rough-Fruited Cinquefoil
Rough-fruited cinquefoil is paler in color, hairier. Rough-fruited has 5 leaflets, while Norwegian/Rough has 3.
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.