Summary and Origin Edit
Cinquefoil (Potentilla) is a genus containing over 300 species of annual, biennial and perennial herbaceous flowering plants in the rose family, Rosaceae. Potentilla are generally only found throughout the northern continents of the world (holarctic), though some may even be found in montane biomes of the New Guinea Highlands. Several other cinquefoils formerly included here are now separated in distinct genera - notably the popular garden shrub P. fruticosa, now Dasiphora fruticosa.
Cinquefoil (refers to flower) is yellow-coloured.
The fruit of cinquefoil is like a small strawberry with red seeds.