Stems erect, stout, branched above, villous-pubescent, 1 to 2 feet high from a stout, perennial root, with ovate-lanceolate stipules, the lower foliaceous and cut. Leaves digitately five to seven-foliate, petioled or the upper leaves nearly sessile; leaflets oblanceolate, blunt at the apex, narrowed at the base, pubescent with scattered hairs.above, more densely pubescent beneath, sharply toothed, 1 to 3 inches long. Flowers numerous, bright or dull yellow, about three-fourths of an inch broad, in terminal, cymose clusters; stamens about twenty.

Roadsides, fields and waste places, Maine to Ontario, New York, Virginia and Michigan. Naturalized from Europe and Asia. Flowering from June to September.

Memoir 15 N. Y. State Museum

Plate 95

Rough Fruited Cinquefoil

Rough-Fruited Cinquefoil - Poteutilla recta