Sulphur Cinquefoil

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Plant Bio

Common Name:Sulphur cinquefoil
Family:Rosaceae
Genus:Potentilla
Species:recta L.
Classification/Rank:Extremely Invasive
Method of Transportation:Transported through the digestive tracts of animals. Vehicles and machinery also spread this plant by seeds embedded in mud in tire tread, tracks or on undercarriages.
Habitat/Range:Inhabits dry to moist areas. Found in grasslands, disturbed sites, shrubby areas, roadsides, dry open forests and pastures.

Description

Sulphur cinquefoil has pale-yellow sulphur coloured five petalled flowers. It can have have a single or several erect stems that are hairy. Leaves are palmately-lobed with 5 to 7 deeply toothed leaflets and are hairy on both sides. Sulphur cinquefoil can dominate both disturbed and natural habitats and is unpalatable therefore reducing natural forage.

For more information and management options visit the Weeds BC Sulphur cinquefoil webpage. To report this plant or get additional information call the Weeds Hotline at 1-866-44WEEDS or use the Report-A-Weed application.

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