Serrated 5 Leaf Ground Cover Growing in my Grass

Montreal, Canada

Hello All,

I live in Montreal, and I have discovered a plant/ground cover that is growing in my grass. I have included a picture below and a ruler to give you an idea of the size.

The leaves are small and serrated and arranged in 5's. It is very low growing, is quite dense and spreads well year to year, and appears to outcompete the grass. It can be mowed like the grass, however if I were to let it grow around August it would have little yellow ball like flowers.

Does anyone have any idea what it is, and if so where can I get seeds; it grows really well here and is great to walk on.


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Charlotte, NC(Zone 8a)

Looks like a species of Cinquefoil (genus Potentilla)

mid central, FL(Zone 9a)

that would be my answer also but i don't know anything about plants growing wild in canada.

Washago, ON(Zone 5b)

LOL, a lot of Cinquefoils grew around my Igloo in Montreal!

Scott County, KY(Zone 5b)

The little yellow flowers will make a lot of seeds, if you don't mow them off before they are pollinated and mature.

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