Sulfur Cinquefoil

Potentilla recta

Growth Habitat: Long-lived perennial, grows 12 to 18 inches tall.

Leaves: Palmate compound, 7 leaflets, stiff hairs on underside, yellowish green.

Stems: Covered in hairs that are twice the length of the stem at right angles, many leaves along stem but few at base, branched near the top.

Flowers: 1/2-inch to one-inch diameter, pale yellow.

Roots: Single taproot, may have several shallow spreading branch roots, no rhizomes.

Seeds: Produces up to 1,650 seeds per plant, viable up to 3 years. Plants can live up to 20-30 years.

Reproduces: By seed and vegetatively along a rhizome.

Habitat: Found in meadows, roadsides, native grasslands, pastures, and waste places.