|Early Cinquefoil, in the Bow Valley Provincial Park. © SB|
These low, short-stemmed wildflowers are native to the dry, open prairie, and belong to the Rose family.
The species name, concinna, means "elegant and well-behaved," a reference to this small plant's neat appearance, Royer and Dickinson say in Plants of Alberta.
We looked for more along the trail, but only found a few Early Cinquefoil plants at the top of one sunny hill.
|Early Cinquefoil, blooming in dry dirt and stones at the top of a moraine. © SB|
Location: Moraine Trail, Bow Valley Provincial Park, Alberta.
Photo Date: April 13, 2016