Prairie cinquefoil or tall cinquefoil (Drymocallis arguta, formerly Potentilla arguta) is a long-blooming perennial native to much of the central and northeastern US. A basal clump of hairy, compound leaves sends up bloom stems that reach 2 to 3 feet tall, each topped with a cluster of buds. The creamy white, yellow-centered flowers open over an extended period: usually early summer to early fall. It’s not a show-stopper, but it’s a pretty and easy-to-grow addition to a native-based bed or border, and a variety of small bees and other pollinators visit the blooms. Full sun. Perennial; Zones 3 to 8.
Collected in August and early September 20221. At least 20 seeds. Unknown ecotype.
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