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Potentilla anserina

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Potentilla anserina
Potentilla anserina

Species Name: Potentilla anserina
Common Name: Silver Cinquefoil

Good, summer blooming ground cover. Shade from midday and afternoon sun in hot gardens. Likes moist areas.

Plant Family: Rosaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 8" H x spreading
Growth Habit: Spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Coast: full sun; Inland: part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 7500'
Flower Season: May - October
Flower Color: Yellow
Distribution: North Coast, Southern High Sierra Nevada, Central Coast, South Coast, San Bernardino Mountains, Great Basin.
Natural Habitat: Wet, often brackish areas.


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