June 16, 2018 @ 8:25 AM

  This morning I am learning about this beautiful little medicine plant, "sulfur" cinquefoil (Latin Potentilla recta, I believe, if I have the species identified correctly). I just love the delicate yellow of its flower. Another reason why we can't mow the lawn!

Image may contain: plant, flower, nature and outdoor  Its habitat is extensive but seems to like the edges of open fields. In our garden it likes growing along the border of a patch of brown-eyed Susans. It is originally Eurasian and was brought over to the N. American continent several hundred years ago. More about that later, back soon with more info!

Much of the information I am looking up is about related Potentilla species. Just a reminder, with plant families and genera you can't always ...

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