Potentilla norvegica L.

norwegian cinquefoil - Potentilla norvegica L. 07JN13

characteristics

A coarse, bushy annual or short-lived perennial with multiple branched stems. Both stems and leaves are hairy. Tiny yellow flowers are easily overlooked because of profuse foliage. Unlike most cinquefoils it has three leaflets rather than the usual five. It is also not a shrub. Can be weedy.
A member of the rose family.

Starts from seed

T SSN H W sun soil H2O fire N2 pH summer fall flower (seed)
AP CW-W 0.7 1.0 S/PS F-M-C D - - - green grey-yellow yellow

habitat

Fields — in particular where fire has occurred — disturbed sites.

uses

Attracts bees.
Foliage occasionally eaten by rabbits and groundhogs.

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T = type: A = annual | B = biennial | P = perennial | SS = subshrub | D = deciduous | C = coniferous
██ = cold stratify | ██ = cold stratify & scarify | ██ = plant directly | ██ = scarify | ██ = not from seed
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H = height (in metres) | W = width (in metres) | B = bunch | S = sod | SB = sod/bunch
sun: S = full sun | S/PS = sun or partial shade | PS = partial shade | SH = full shade
soil: F = fine | M = medium | C = coarse
H2O = moisture requirement: D = dry | M = moist | W = wet | Z = aquatic
fire = fire tolerance: - = unknown | X = none | = some | •• = moderate | ••• = high tolerance
N2 = nitrogen fixing: = yes
summer = foliage colour | fall = foliage (stem) colour | flower (seed) = flower (seed / fruit) colour, if conspicuous
pH = acidity - alkalinity