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The Flora of Mount Shasta

Shrubby Cinquefoil

Rose Family (Rosaceae) Potentilla fruticosa
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Growth Form: Small shrub with very leafy branches.

Flower: Yellow, 5 petals, 5 sepals, 5 bractlets alternating with the sepals

Blooms: June to August

Leaves: Pinnately compound, 1/2" to 1 1/4" long, hairy and grey on the lower side.

Fruit: Achene with long straight hairs

Stem: Reddish-brown shreddy bark

Height: Less than 3 1/2" feet tall.

Found: Meadows, rocky habitats of mid-to upper elevations of Klamath, Cascade, and Sierra Nevada mountain ranges

Tidbits: Adapts well to cultivation.


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