Cinquefoil is today’s flower. “Maternal affection; beloved daughter” are the sentiments it conveys in the Language of Flowers.
Potentilla figured significantly in heraldry; the Cinquefoil emblem represented strength, power, honor, and loyalty.
The five leaflets of the Cinquefoil–or Five-Finger Flower–symbolized the five senses of the human body. The Cinquefoil emblem in heraldry signified a knight who had achieved mastery over the self.
In the realms of ancient magic grimoires, Agrippa said Cinquefoil drives away devils and helps a person resist poison.