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Synonyms for cinquefoil

any of a numerous plants grown for their five-petaled flowers

an ornamental carving consisting of five arcs arranged in a circle

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On the forest floor this week, blueberry and star flowers are taking center stage, with a supporting cast of cinquefoils, wild strawberries, buttercups and wood anemones.
I look down at the ground, at the tiny yellow cinquefoils, at the campions, the cotton grass, I look out at the great white massifs, over to the exploding river, gunmetal grey from glaciers, out at the green tundra where you wander unnamed streams.
That on the dexter side can be blazoned: Quarterly dimidiated, 1 Argent on a chevron azure between three squirrels sejant gules a crescent of the field, 3 Vert on two chevrons argent six cinquefoils gules, three and three, impaling azure a chevron or between three double-headed eagles wings displayed argent, armed gules.
Interestingly, the shrubby cinquefoils (Potentilla) also seem to be avoided by hungry deer.