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Potentilla simplex
Common cinquefoil
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Small yellow flower brightens up the woods.

The five leaflets of the compound leaf are typical of cinquefoil.

Leaf structure is similar to that of Indian physic.

You ought to know

Height: Sprawling stem grows to 3' or more.

Frequency: Infrequent in low areas of woods.

Blooms: May

Range: Common throughout Indiana.

Also found from Noval Scotia to Minnesota and from North Carolina to Oklahoma.