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I need help id ing a plant!

Posted by matoad z5 CO ( on
Sat, May 16, 09 at 12:20

I know there is a place to post my question but since I live in Arvada and figure people here might know this plant, I will try here! This very low to the ground plant just appeared last yr- a ground cover type with leaves that look like strawberry plants- had little red flowers last summer and now has yellow flowers about size of a quarter- it is spreading out. I would send pic but have not figured out how to do. It loves the eastern sun and doesn't mind getting really dry. Thank you for any help!!

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RE: I need help id ing a plant!

Hmmm, my first guess would be cinquefoil. Some cinquefoils are weeds and should be removed. Not sure if it is what you have but it is the only thing I can think of.

The first link, copy and paste into your browser, is a google image search for "cinquefoil weed colorado".

The clickable link is a google image search for "cinquefoil".

If it looks like it could be a cinquefoil, do your own research before deciding if it can stay of if it needs to be removed!! weed colorado&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi

Good luck IDing this!

Here is a link that might be useful: cinquefoil

RE: I need help id ing a plant!

Oh my goodness!! An answer so quickly- yes, I think it is the rough cinquefoil. When I noticed the flowers were yellow this yr and remembered they were red last summer, I thought of potentilla and it looks as if they are related. Wow, as for removing, that is hard for me to do except when it comes to vineweed. This stuff is not choking anything yet. Thank you so much for helping me!!

RE: I need help id ing a plant!

Yup. Cinquefoil.


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