Potentilla norvegica L.  
Family: Rosaceae
Norwegian cinquefoil, rough cinquefoil, strawberry-weed
[Potentilla hirsuta Michx., Potentilla labradorica Lehm., Potentilla monspeliensis L., Potentilla norvegica subsp. hirsuta L., Potentilla norvegica subsp. monspeliensis L., Potentilla norvegica var. hirsuta L., Potentilla norvegica var. labradorica L.]
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Etymology: Potentilla: comes from the Latin diminutive of potens meaning "powerful" in reference to the medicinal properties of some species
Plants: erect, annual to perennial, 1'-3' tall forb; stems very leafy, stout, finely hairy, mostly branched
Leaves: 3-parted, elliptical to widely oval to 3" long, with rounded teeth
Flowers: yellow, 5-parted, 1/3" wide, petals nearly as long as the sepals; inflorescence with many flowers in a tight, branched cluster (cyme); blooms June-Aug.
Fruits: dry seed
Habitat: dry; disturbed sites
Conservation Status: Native
Potentilla norvegica image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Potentilla norvegica image
Merel R. Black  
Potentilla norvegica image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Potentilla norvegica image
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