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False Strawberry, Cinquefoil

Potentilla sp

Description:

I had a young man bring me this leaf and ask me if it was marijuana...hmmm. Grows in various parks her in SW Missouri, although I don't know EXACTLY which Potentilla this one is..it's very common and flowers early in April.

Habitat:

wastelands, parks, widely distributed

Notes:

I have read in some books that Cinquefoil was used in herbal medicines..Does anyone know if this is the one? Or was another European variety?

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c.beshore.rn
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c.beshore.rn

Nevada, Missouri, USA

Spotted on May 12, 2013
Submitted on Jun 9, 2013

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