Hi everyone and Happy June! Today’s wildflower is the “three-toothed cinquefoil”. This is a small wildflower, half an inch (about 12mm) across. It is a very bright white with 5 petals that are often wrinkled and bend downward when fully open. It is a member of the rose family and really quite showy for a small flower. The leaves are evergreen, meaning they stay attached to the plant year round, but do turn a burgundy red in fall. The leaves have a 3 toothed design at the end. They grow if very poor, dry, sandy soil where there is little competition from other plants. They also prefer full sun and are usually associated with jack pine forests. In Canada they can be found from Alberta through to the east coast. In the US they can be found from ND to Maine and south to Georgia, though missing a few states in that area. It’s main blooming time is June and July. Have a wonderful day everyone and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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