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Shrubby Cinquefoil
Dasiphora fruticosa
  
About Shrubby Cinquefoil (Dasiphora fruticosa) 2 Nurseries Carry This Plant Dasiphora fruticosa (Shrubby Cinquefoil; syn. Potentilla fruticosa L., Pentaphylloides fruticosa (L.) O.Schwarz) is a shrub in the family Rosaceae, native to the cool temperate to subarctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere, often growing at high altitudes in mountains. It is a deciduous, much branched flowering shrub growing to 0.1-1 meter tall, rarely up to 1.5 meter. The habit is variably upright to sprawling or prostrate, but stems are often ascending especially those stems with many long branches. The bark of older stems is shreddy with long thin strips. The plants are densely leafy, the leaves are divided into five or seven (occasionally three or nine) pinnate leaflets. The leaflets are linear-oblong, 3-20 millimeter long, with entire margins and more or less acute ends. The foliage (both leaves and young stems) is hairy, variably covered in fine silky, silvery hairs about 1 millimeter long. The flowers are produced terminally on the stems and are 2-3 (-4) centimeter across, buttercup-shaped, with five petals and 15-25 stamens; the petals are pale to bright yellow (orange to reddish in some western Chinese populations). The fruit is a cluster of achenes covered with long hairs. The species is variably dioecious or bisexual; flowering is typically from early to late summer. It is normally found growing in moisture retentive soils in swamps and moist rocky areas.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Shrub

Size
Size
0.33 - 4.9 ft tall

Dormancy
Dormancy
Winter Deciduous

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow, Orange, Red

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Summer, Fall

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun

Moisture
Moisture
Low, Moderate - High

Nurseries
Nurseries

Soil Description
Soil Description
Does well in moisture retentive soils and moist rocky areas

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
1, 2, 3, 4*, 5*, 6*, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Meadows, rocks

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 17.6" - 105.2", Summer Precipitation: 1.03" - 3.69", Coldest Month: 21.0" - 41.1", Hottest Month: 40.1" - 68.4", Humidity: 0.96" - 20.60", Elevation: 2426" - 12863"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Bush Cinquefoil


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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