Slender Cinquefoil

A common perennial, slender cinquefoil (Potentilla gracilis) is found throughout Western North America. “Cinquefoil” meaning “five-leaf” is not exactly applicable since the palmately compound leaves have five to nine leaflets. Most leaves are basal. Each of the five yellow petals is somewhat heart-shaped with a small notch in the outer edge. Slender cinquefoil is also called fivefinger cinquefoil and graceful cinquefoil. These plants were adding color to a meadow above the Dan Ryan Area of Ash Creek (Lassen County CA).

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