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Shrubby Cinquefoil - Potentilla fruticosa
Other Names:  Dasiphora floribunda, Dasiphora fruticosa, Pentaphylloides floribunda, Pentaphylloides fruticosa, Potentilla floribunda


Global Rank: G5T5
State Rank: S4S5

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 3

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General Description
Highly branched shrub 10–100 cm high. Stems reddish-brown, villous, becoming glabrous. Leaves petiolate; the blade sparsely hairy, glaucous beneath, with 5 narrowly lanceolate pinnate leaflets 7–20 mm long with entire, inrolled margins; stipules membranous, narrowly ovate. Inflorescence 1- to 5-flowered, terminal cymes or more commonly solitary in leaf axils. Flowers perfect, perigynous; hypanthium cup-shaped, villous; sepals 5,ovate, 4–7 mm long with narrow bracteoles as long as the sepals; petals yellow, 7–12 mm long; stamens 20 to 25; styles numerous. Fruit a long-hairy achene, 1–2 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Lesica (2012) treats this species in the genus Dasiphora.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Circumboreal south to CA, NM, MN and NJ (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 368

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Habitat
Moist grasslands, meadows, fens, open forest, exposed slopes, ridges; valleys to alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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