Saturday, June 28, 2008

Sulphur Cinquefoil

Five delicate heart-shaped petals on each flower open in the morning and by afternoon there may be two or three petals left on each bloom. By evening yellow petals are strewn about the ground like confetti. But not to worry because there are many more buds on the plant, enough to bloom from June through August. Each morning new one-inch blossoms open.
Sulphur cinquefoil are relative newcomers to Ontario, the first being noted slightly more than a century ago. Immigrants from Europe, they are now naturalized across Ontario -- in fact, across North America.

3 comments:

Kerri said...

Oh fun! New blooms each morning!
A Beautiful flower!

Ex-Shammickite said...

sunshine on a flower stem!!

Small City Scenes said...

Or Potentilla. I have several of these shrubs and the flower is just striking. Quite a pretty yellow. These shrubs are native to northern latitudes and are everywhere out here. Maybe the same settlers brought some here and they naturalized. Hmmmm....MB

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