shrubby cinquefoil, shrubby five-fingers
[Pentaphylloides floribunda (Pursh) Á.Löve, more...]
Etymology: Pentaphylloides: Little Pentaphyllon or Potentilla (comes from the Latin diminutive of potens meaning "powerful" in reference to the medicinal properties of some species)
Plants: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall shrub
Flowers: yellow, 5-parted, 3/4" wide; blooms June-Oct.
Habitat: wet; bogs, meadows, shores; in limy soil
Conservation Status: Native
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 9, Wetland Indicator = FACW USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos University of Wisconsin - Green Bay: Shrubs: Photos, descriptions, information USGS - Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center: Wetland Plants and Plant Communities of Minnesota and Wisconsin Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key. Virginia Tech Dept. of Forestry, College of Natural Resources: detailed description and photographs Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada" Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest; UW-Extension: Interactive guide providing information on cultivation including: soil, zone, growth rate, landscape uses, pruning, light requirements; with photos and Latin name pronounciation