Sunday, February 9, 2014

Shrubby Cinquefoil

Shrubby Cinquefoil
Dasiphora fruticosa
Shrubby Cinquefoil is somewhat peculiar plant in that it seems to be found natively all around the world in a variety of habitats.  Locally, I've seen it on a historically drained lake bottom that has marly soil at Merry Lea Environmental Center.

It has also been cultivated widely and there are lots of cultivars of this species.

This Cinquefoil, and other shrubby species of Cinquefoil, have been removed from the typical Cinquefoil genus, Potentilla, and moved to their own shrubby genus, Dasiphora.  The shrubby types of Cinquefoils have woody stems and therefore rate their own genus.

Yellow, five-petaled flowers
The leaves have 5-7 oblong leaflets
This cinquefoil is in different genus than the other cinquefoils.
It has the appearance of a very small shrub.

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