Scientific Name - Potentilla simplex Michx.
Family - Rosaceae
Low-growing perennial with long stolons. Leaves with long petioles. Leaves with five leaflets (as opposed to the three leaflets of Indian Mockstrawberry) and toothed margins. Single flowers on long petioles, five bright yellow petals. Reproduces by seed and stolons. Found in the eastern United States north into Minnesota, extending south into Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and piedmont region of Georgia. Also found in southern Canada.