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Shrubby Cinquefoil

Potentilla fruticosa

Plant Data

Order:
Rosales
Family:
Rosaceae (Rose)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Normally 5 bright yellow petals but occasionally orange, white, pink or red. Flowers are saucer-shaped and similar to buttercups.
Fruit:
The fruit persists throughout winter and is a dry brown nutlet.
Leaves:
Small pinnate leaves, alternate and hand-shaped with 5 leaflets. Leaflets are linear.
Maximum Size:
100cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
Tea can be made from the dried leaves.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Bush Cinquefoil, Fivefingers, Golden Hardhack, Widdy, Yellow Rose.
Habitats:
Gardens, parkland.