Stem. - Erect, shrubby, one to four feet high. Leaves. - Divided into five to seven narrow leaflets. Flowers. - Yellow, resembling those of the common cinquefoil.

Of all the cinquefoils perhaps this one most truly merits the title five finger. Certainly its slender leaflets are much more finger-like than those of the common cinquefoil. It is not a common plant in most localities, but is very abundant among the Berkshire Hills.

Leaf.   Shrubby Cinquefoil.   P. fruticosa

Plate XXXVIII. Leaf. - Shrubby Cinquefoil. - P. fruticosa