Potentilla palustris

Potentilla palustris
Cinquefoil Cinque"foil`, n. [Cinque five + foil, F. feuille leaf. See {Foil}.] 1. (Bot.) The name of several different species of the genus {Potentilla}; -- also called {five-finger}, because of the resemblance of its leaves to the fingers of the hand. [1913 Webster]

2. (Arch.) An ornamental foliation having five points or cups, used in windows, panels, etc. --Gwilt. [1913 Webster]

{Marsh cinquefoil}, the {Potentilla palustris}, a plant with purple flowers which grows in fresh-water marshes. [1913 Webster]

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