Potentilla gracilis “Slender Cinquefoil” Rosaceae
Lolo National Forest, Bitterroot Mountains, MT
May 10, 2015
Cinquefoils are named for their 5-parted leaves, although many members of Potentilla lack these characteristic leaf shapes. Potentilla fruits are aggregate fruits like raspberries and blackberries and, while completely edible, they are said to taste horrid.