Dasiphora fruticosa

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Scientific Name Dasiphora fruticosa (Potentilla fruticosa) USDA PLANTS Symbol DAFR6
Common Name Shrubby Cinquefoil ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 836659
Family Rosaceae (Rose) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to alpine (7500 to 13500); sandy to gravelly soils, moist areas in meadows and along streams and ridges.
Plant: Rounded, deciduous shrub 3/4 to 3 feet tall; stems reddish-brown and much-branched with shreddy bark.
Leaves: Alternate, pinnately-compound leaves 3/8 to 2 inches long with 3 to 7 grayish, pubescent-hairy, linear-oblong leaflets 1/4 to 3/4-inch long with somewhat rolled edges.
Inflorescence: Yellow saucer-shaped flowers up to 1-1/2 inch across single or in clusters with 5 bright yellow rounded petals and 5 silky-hairy sepals.
Bloom Period: June to September.
References: Potentilla fruticosa in "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and SEINet.
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