or Sulfur Cinquefoil
Another “introduced species”, this tall flower of pastures, roadsides, and railroads has spread across the entire United States. In some states it is considered a noxious weed.
Sulfur cinquefoil flowers are usually soft yellow, but sometimes they are white. Each of the 5 petals is shaped like a little heart. The distinctive leaves are palmate, with 5 to 7 hairy and strongly toothed leaflets. See the photos below for more detail.
As far as I am concerned, weed or not, this is a beautiful little wildflower! Bloom time is summer.
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Cute. Like the heart shaped petals.
Thank you! I’d just noticed this flower on a walk around heritage Park two nights ago and wondered what it was. Now I know!
It’s really lovely, isn’t it? Love the soft yellow!