Potentilla recta

Potentilla recta

Potentilla recta is a perennial herb with a woody rootstock, growing to 80 cm height. It is commonly known by sulphur cinquefoil and also rough-fruited cinquefoil. Stems are erect, stout and densely haired. Sulfur cinquefoil stems bear many alternate, short-stemmed basal leaves and palmately arranged leaflets. The entire plant is covered with shiny and erect hairs. The 5-petaled flowers are yellow and bloom at the stem ends in clusters from May to October. This species produces dark-brown achenes.


Common NameRulphur cinquefoil/
Rough-fruited cinquefoil
Botanical namePotentilla recta
Life CyclePerennial
Basic Colouryellow
Height20 -> 80 cm
Habitatsandy lawns,
dry and arid areas
Altitude0-1200 m
Bloom TimeMay -> August
Plant TypeHerb
Fruit TypeAchene
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USDA Zone> 6 (-23)
Sun Exposurefull sun
Soil pHNeutral
Soil MoistureDry
Soil Type Rocky, Stony, Sandy
Propagationby seeds / by sowing,
by division, Self sows
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