Transformational Gardening

Disclaimer: Foraging can be fun, rewarding and provide health benefits. As a novice forager, I will be sharing my foraging experiences. However, in order to be safe, always consult with local foraging experts and guidebooks before beginning foraging. Children should learn to forage safely by being guided by experienced adults. Never ingest anything unless you are certain of the identification and safety of the plant. Some plant species are inedible and some are poisonous.

Sulphur Cinquefoil (Rough-Fruited Cinquefoil) (Potentilla recta): Images

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May 27, 2010 Southeastern, New Hampshire Cinquefoils are a hugely common plant along the trail. But Sulphur Cinquefoil is much more rare. It is easy to distinguish from the other Cinquefoils because it is much taller and the flower lobes are a much lighter yellow or sulphur color. Leaves palmately divided into 5-7 narrowly oval, deeply-toothed leaflets that are 1-3 inches long. The flowers of other Cinquefoils are darker yellow. It is found in dry fields and weedy places.
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June 3, 2010 Southeastern, New Hampshire A Sulphur Cinquefoil with a fully open flower.
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September 15, 2010 Southeastern, New Hampshire Not as common as a couple of months ago, but Sulphur Cinquefoil is still in flower!
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April 23, 2011 Southeastern, New Hampshire Young Sulphur Cinquefoil. Leaves are already bigger than the mature leaves of other cinquefoils in the area (with five (5) palmately-divided leaflets). The first five pictures are from one location and the last four pictures are from a different location.