|Also known as:||Rough-fruited Cinquefoil|
|Habitat:||sun; fields, prairies, along roads|
|Bloom season:||June - August|
|Plant height:||12 to 30 inches|
|USDA PLANTS database:||Minnesota county distribution map|
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Flowers are in loose flat clusters at the top of the plant and the end of stems branching near the top of the plant. Individual flowers are about ¾ inch across with 5 pale yellow heart-shaped petals that have a smudge of brighter yellow at the base. There are numerous yellow stamens with yellowish brown tips surrounding the bright yellow center.
Leaves are palmately compound in groups of 3 to 7; leaves at the base of the plant have long stems and more leaflets, those near the top are smaller, have 3 leaflets and no leaf stem. Leaflets are rounded at the tip, tapering at the base, strongly toothed, hairy, up to 3 inches long and 1 inch wide with the middle leaflet largest. The main stem and leaf stems are covered in long white hairs.
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Photos taken at Long Lake Regional Park, New Brighton, MN June 2007 and 2009
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