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Sulphur Cinquefoil

Potentilla recta

Plant Data

Order:
Rosales
Family:
Rosaceae (Rose)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
The flowers are in loose clusters and each flower has got 5 pale yellow or sulphur-coloured petals, up to 1.5cm across. The petals are shallowly notched at their ends. The flowers have 20 to 30 stamens and yellow anthers that reach up to 2cm in length. The petals are longer than the sepals.
Fruit:
The sepals fold upwards to form capsules or pods which contain several brown seeds.
Leaves:
A hairy perennial with alternate, palmate, long-stalked leaves. The 5 to 7 leaflets have sharply toothed edges. The leaves have stipules.
Maximum Size:
70cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The fruit of the Sulphur Cinquefoil is edible, raw or cooked, ripe or unripe.
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:
Erect Cinquefoil, Five-fingered Cinquefoil, Rough Fruit Cinquefoil, Rough-fruited Cinquefoil, Sulfur Cinquefoil.
Habitats:
Farmland, gardens, grassland, meadows, roadsides, wasteland.