shrubby cinquefoil Rosaceae Dasiphora fruticosa (L.) Rydb. Listen to the Latin symbol: DAFR6 Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Alternate, pinnately compound, with 5 (sometimes 3 or 7) leaflets that lack a petiole, overall 1 inch long, petiole may be silky-hairy, leaflets silky-hairy to glabrous, broadly lanceolate to ovate, with entire to revolute margins, dark yellow-green above and pale green below.
Flower: Buttercup-like, one inch across, monoecious; bright yellow to creamy white, 5 petals, present from mid-summer to the end of the growing season.
Fruit: Compact head of hairy achenes, brown flower bases persist, late summer to early fall.
Twig: Reddish brown, slender, may be silky-hairy, becoming shreddy, single bundle scars, stipules persistent and partially covering the small buds.
Bark: Reddish brown and shreddy.
Form: A low mounding multi-stem shrub, to 6 feet, but at the northern edge of its range may closely hug the ground.
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Additional Range Information:
Dasiphora fruticosa is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting shrubby cinquefoil.
External Links:
USDAFS Additional Silvics
USDA Plants Database
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