Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Shrubby Cinquefoil (Potentilla fruticosa)
- Family: Rose (Rosaceae)
- Flowering: June-September.
- Field Marks: This shrubby Potentilla is further distinguished by its leaves, which are pinnately divided usually into 5 leaflets.
- Habitat: Bogs, fens, around interdunal ponds.
- Habit: Much branched shrub up to 3 feet tall.
- Stems: Bark brown, coming off in shreds.
- Leaves: Alternate, pinnately divided into 5 or less commonly 7 leaflets, the leaflets narrowly oblong, pointed at the tip, tapering to the base, without teeth, hairy, up to 1 inch long.
- Flowers: Solitary or few in a cluster at the end of the branches, yellow, up to 1 1/4 inches across.
- Sepals: 5, green.
- Petals: 5, yellow, free from each other.
- Stamens: Numerous.
- Pistils: Several, hairy, each with a superior ovary.
- Fruits: A cluster of achenes.
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