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Dasiphora fruticosa
Trees and shrubs | Magnoliopsida

Scientific Name - Dasiphora fruticosa

Synonyms - Potentilla fruticosa L.

Popular names - shrubby cinquefoil, golden hardhack.

Distribution and Habitat - a native of Asia, grows on wet soils and wet rocks.

Description - deciduu shrub. Stems ascending or erect, reddish brown, thin. Leaves alternate, compound pinnate, leaflets 3-7, linear to oblong, pubescent to glabrata, lanceolate to ovate entire edges and obsolete, top acute, dark green-yellow on top and pale green on the bottom. Bracts linear-oblong. Flowers hermaphrodite or unisexuate, solitary or in terminal CIME. Sepals acuminata. Petals yellow, orbicular, 5-15 mm long. Blooms from June to August. Fruit achenes 2 mm long, brown, bristled. 2n = 14

Propagation - by seeds or seedlings semilignificati.


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