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Green Landscaping: Greenacres

Native Plants of the Great Lakes

North Branch Restoration Project Seed Book

Potentilla Arguta / Family: Rosaceae
Prairie Cinquefoil, Swink/Wilhelm # 9

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FLOWERING: June - August

SEED TIMING: Late September - mid-October

HABITAT: Dry and mesic prairies

DIAGNOSTIC FEATURES: 1 - 3 feet high. Husky upright perennial with hairy compound leaves and clusters of white or creamy flowers. Clammy brownish hairs and creamy flowers separate this from most other cinquefoils which are yellow.

TO PICK: When most seed heads are brown the entire head can be taken. Seed heads will ripen in a bag.


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