Dwarf Cinquefoil

Dwarf Cinquefoil [Potentilla canadensis] found in the Vining yard on 21 April 2013.  It looks similar to an Indian Strawberry, but this Cinquefoil has 5 leaves; both are members of the Rose (Rosaceae) family.  Wildflowers of the Carolinas, pages 330-331, says the the Dwarf is also similar to the Common Cinquefoil [Potentilla simplex], but has smaller leaves.

USDA Plants Listing:  http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=POCA17

Dwarf Cinquefoil - 21 Apr 2013

Dwarf Cinquefoil – 21 Apr 2013