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Marsh Cinquefoil

Potentilla palustris

Plant Data

Order:
Rosales
Family:
Rosaceae (Rose)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Maroon, star-shaped, 5 pointed petals, up to 3cm.
Fruit:
A small dry nutlet.
Leaves:
Greyish-green leaves, pinnate with 3 to 7 coarsely toothed leaflets. The undersides have a bluish hue and the upper sides are sometimes tinged red. The lower leaves are long-stalked.
Maximum Size:
40cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The dried leaves can be used to make tea.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Bog Strawberry, Bush Cinquefoil, Cowberry, Marsh Five-finger, Meadownuts, Prairieweed, Purple Cinquefoil, Purple Marshlocks, Purplewort, Swamp Cinquefoil, Swamp Potentilla.
Habitats:
Bogs, fens, marshes, riverbanks, wetland.