Selected Plants of Navajo Rangelands

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Sulphur cinquefoil
Azee tsoxíí, Chil di tsoxíí
(a.k.a. rough-fruited cinquefoil)

Five-petalled yellow flowers

Sulphur cinquefoil was introduced to the United States from Europe. It is considered invasive, and it readily takes to disturbed areas and roadsides. It is similar in appearance to other cinquefoils, growing to about two feet in height.

The flowers are approximately 1/2 to 3/4 inch in diameter with five petals. The leaves are palmate, with five to seven elongated leaflets meeting at a central point. Leaf edges are toothed. The plant grows at elevations of up to 5,000 feet.

Palmate leaves with toothed, elongated leaflets
Palmate leaves with toothed, elongated leaflets
Close-up of two white flowers with yellow centers dusted with pollen.
Arrangement of leaves and flowers on branched stems

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