Potentilla simplex Michx.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Potentilla simplex Michx.

  • Description

    Species Description - Stems and basal lvs from a short rhizome to 8 cm, the stems slender, with long internodes, villous to glabrate, at first erect and often 2–3 dm tall at first flowering, but soon widely ascending, eventually arching to the ground and producing a terminal tuber; lfls 5, oblanceolate to elliptic or obovate, to 7 cm, evidently toothed; fls yellow, 10–15 mm wide, solitary on slender axillary pedicels, the lowest one usually in the axil of the second well developed cauline lf; anthers 0.6–1.0 mm. Dry woods and fields; Nf. and Que. to Minn., s. to Ala. and Tex. Apr.–June.

  • Common Names

    old-field five-fingers