Yellow Cinquefoil

This five petaled yellow flower has re-appeared.  I love the shape of the petals, heart-like, and the color is a lovely splash in amongst the green weeds around it.  I’m pretty sure it’s the rough-fruited cinquefoil ( Potentilla recta ).  We always had “potentilla” in our family garden, which made me think of someone with a very strong plow.  I need to take one in the shade to get better definition on the flower itself, which was in full sun today.

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