Dasiphora fruticosa (Shrubby Cinquefoil) - photos and description








General: A bushy, branching shrub which has adapted to wide range of habitats.

Flowers: Flowers yellow measured to 25 mm diameter, either single from leaf axils or in small clusters near stem tips.

Leaves: Leaves alternate, pinnately divided into 5 to 7 leaflets, leaflets linear-oblong measured to 2 cm long by 5 mm wide. Leaves light green on the underside, tapered at both ends, tops and bottoms pubescent.

Height: Height is listed in Budd's Flora to 150 cm, we measured plants to 75 cm tall.

Habitat: Can be found throughout the province - from bench land in Wood Mountain and the Cypress Hills, to moist prairie, to bogs in the boreal forest.

Abundance: Common.

Origin: Native.

Synonym: Listed in some of the field guides we use as Potentilla fruticosa.

When and where photographed: Took the above photos June 21st in moist prairie beside a brook, and June 29th on a steep prairie hillside, Cypress Hills, about 450 km southwest of our home in Regina, SK.