Irish wildflowers

Shrubby Cinquefoil, Potentilla fruticosa
Photographs: Micheal G Slattery

Shrubby Cinquefoil, Potentilla fruticosa

Shrubby Cinquefoil
Potentilla fruticosa
Tor cúigmhéarach
Family: Rosaceae

Flowering June - July. Shrub. Native in the Burren, Co. Clare.

Five-petalled yellow flowers. Pinnate leaves with five untoothed leaflets. Peeling bark. Height to 1m.

Native in the Burren, Co. Clare on rocky ground near loughs and turloughs. Frequently planted as a garden shrub and can be found as a garden escape or as a relic of cultivation.

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Shrubby Cinquefoil, Potentilla fruticosa
Shrubby Cinquefoil, the Burren, Co.Clare. All photographs © Micheal G Slattery 2009

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