Sulphur Cinquefoil, also known as Rough-fruited Cinquefoil and Erect Cinquefoil (Potentilla Recta) is a perennial forb in the Rose Family (Rosaceae). It’s native to Eurasia, blooms Jun-Aug and grows 1-2.5 ft; tolerates moist to dry soils and partial shade to full sun exposure.
Sulphur Cinquefoil is very similar to the native Slender Cinquefoil (Potentilla Gracilis); some differences are that Sulphur Cinquefoil grows straight up with leaves growing very close to the stem, flowers are a lighter yellowish-white color and the underside of the leaves is almost the same color as the upper side. Sulphur Cinquefoil is invading native prairies, meadows, savannas and forests edges and openings; it’s more commonly seen near civilization in grasslands and right-of-ways such as roadsides.
Similar plants include: