Pontentilla spp.



Old Field Five Fingers, Tormentilis, Barren Strawberry

ID Characteristics

Life cycle: Perennial
Growth Habit: Basal rosette with erect flower stem
Propagation: Seed and stolon
Leaf Margins: Heavily toothed
Leaf Hairs: Hairy undersurface
Leaf Structure: Palmately compund with 3 to 5 leaflets
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Root Type: Coarse fibrous roots
Flower Color: Bright yellow



Similar Species

  • Mock-strawberry, False-strawberry, or Indian Strawberry Duchesnea indica or Potentilla indica
  • Strawberry, Wild Fragaria vesca or Fragaria virginiana

Herbicidal Control Options

  • Preemergence: Isoxaben, Mesotrione
  • Post Emergence: 2,4-D, Bispyribac Sodium, Carfentrazone, Chlorsulfuron, Clopyralid, Dicamba, Fluroxypyr, MCPA, Mesotrione, Quinclorac, Sulfentrazone, Sulfosulfuron, Triclopyr, Trifloxysulfuron

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