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Shrubs ( Shrubs with Compound Leaves )
Rose Family (Rosaceae)

Shrubby Cinquefoil
Potentilla fruticosa

Season: All Summer
Habitat:
 Montane on both sides of Continental Divide
Height:
 Up to 1.5 m

Description: This woody shrub is easily identified by its yellow, showy, five petaled flowers, and its compound leaves with 5 leaflets (hence the name cinquefoil which is French for "5 leaves"). The leaflets are alternately arranged, and 1-2 cm long. Often, the three outer leaves will be joined at the base in a fan like arrangement. The linear leaflets are slightly fuzzy on both sides, and pointed at each end. There is no visible leaf-stalk where they join the compound leaf. The yellow flowers, approximately 1-2.5 cm in diametre occur either singly, or in small groups at the end of branches. It is also a common ornamental shrub. The flowers bloom all season, and into early fall. The bark is brown.

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All Material Ward Cameron 2005

 

 

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