Potentilla (plant)

   Potentilla is the name of certain plants that grow wild on lawns and prairies in the eastern part of the United States. They are sometimes called five-finger plants because each leaf is divided into five parts. Since some are creeping vines that resemble strawberry plants, they are also called false strawberry. The flowers are bright yellow, and grow in small clusters.
   Potentilla plants grow in poor soil. If many plants grow in an area, it may be a sign that the soil is acid or sour and trees should not be planted.