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ROSACEAE
Rose Family
Potentilla simplex  (common cinquefoil)   
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Synonym
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Carex Section
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Meaning of Scientific Name
Potentilla: little (size) powerful one, refers to medicinal properties; simplex: simple, unbranched
Life Form
Perennial Herb
Phenology (Flowering Period)
April-June
Physiographic Province
☑ Piedmont
☑ Coastal Plain

County Distribution
☑ New Castle
☑ Kent
☑ Sussex

Habitat
Dry woodlands, fields, meadows, roadsides
State Status
Common
Piedmont Status
Common
Coastal Plain Status
Common
Global Rank
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Federal Status
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Geographic Affinity
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Species at Limit of Distribution
☐ Northern
☐ Southern

North American Distribution (Non-indigenous Species)
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Coefficient of Conservatism
4
Invasive
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Invasive Watchlist
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Global Origin (Non-native Species)
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Wildlife Values
The flowers of cinquefoil attract small bees and flies, and foliage is eaten by small mammals.
Medicinal Properties
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ID Notes
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Additional Info
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Habitats in which this plant occurs
Early Successional Herbaceous Upland Habitats (Piedmont Native Grassland)
Early Successional Shrub/Brush Upland Habitats (Piedmont Old Field)
Early Successional Shrub/Brush Upland Habitats (Coastal Plain Old Field)
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