|cinquefoil (Potentilla spp.)||
cinquefoil (Potentilla spp.; ROSE FAMILY [Rosaceae]) Mostly low, weak-stemmed perennials with 5-petaled yellow flowers, much like long-lasting, long-stemmed, non-shiny buttercups. Name means "5 leafed", a reference to the typically 5-parted, palmately compound leaves, but species with fewer and more leaflets occur. Fields and open woods. Flowers in spring and early summer. Many horticultural varieties are available. 
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