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Potentilla recta

Common Name(s):
Rough-fruited cinquefoil
Category:
Wildflowers
Comment:

Wildlife Value: Members of the genus Potentilla support the following specialized bees: Andrena (Derandrena) ziziaeformisand Panurginus potentillae.

Season:
Spring into summer
Height:
1-2 ft.
Foliage:
Leafy, hairy multi-branched stem; leaves have 5 to 7 narrow, coarsely toothed, 1 to 3 in. leaflets; runners up to 3 feet
Flower:
Flat terminal cluster of 0.5-1 in. pale yellow flowers with five petals
Site:
Roadsides, fields
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Tags:
nectar, pollinator, specialized bees, bees, wildlife

NCCES plant id: 2699

Potentilla recta Potentilla recta
Jerzy Opiolia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
Potentilla recta Flower just opening.
Randy A. Nonemacher, CC-BY-SA-3.0
Potentilla recta Leaves
Randy A. Nonemacher, CC-BY-SA-3.0
Potentilla recta Flower close up
Joshua Mayer, CC-BY-SA-2.0