Leafy cinquefoil, bigflower cinqufoil
The central Rocky Mountains; mostly Wyoming and Colorado
Between 6 and 12 inches
Varied; roadsides, meadows, rocky slopes, sunny places in woodland
Divided into (up to) 13 broad, toothed lobes, the longest 3 inches
Flowers of drymocallis fissa are light yellow in color, somewhat paler than many other cinquefoils, but otherwise similar in appearance: five rounded petals separated by five pointed greenish sepals, and a center of many stamens that become brownish when mature. Blooms are one inch in diameter. The leaves provide a better means of identification, being wider than many of the similar species, and growing in greater numbers. They, the stems and the underside of the sepals have a covering of bristly hairs. Plants branch readily and can produce many dozen flowers. This is one of the more common cinquefoil species, especially in the mountains of Colorado.