Potentilla simplex

Common Names: Common cinquefoil, old-field five-fingers, oldfield cinquefoil
Category: Plants
Sub-category: Rose family

Has prostrate stems that root at nodes, with yellow flowers and 5-parted palmately pinnate leaves arising from stolons (runners) on separate stalks. Complete flowers bearing 5 yellow petals, 4 to 10 mm long.

Commonly found in woodlands, fields, lawns, and disturbed areas. Blooms from March to June.

Primary Flower Color: Yellow
Secondary Flower Color: Yellow
Edible Notes: Young shoots and leaves are edible as a salad or pot herb.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.