Member of the Rosaceae family. Common cinquefoil reaches a height of 1 foot, and it grows in various areas such as fields across the central and eastern United States. Its leaves are palmate and composed of five leaflets, alternating along a green stem that turns red as the plant ages. Flowers are single and have five petals that start narrow at the base but widen and round out at the tips. Common cinquefoil blooms from April-July.