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Species Name: Potentilla biennis
Common Name: Biennial Cinquefoil
- Good, summer blooming ground cover for higher elevations. Shade from midday and afternoon sun in hot gardens. Likes moist areas.
- Plant Family: Rosaceae
- Plant Type: Annual or biennial
- Height by Width: 8-28" 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: 9800'
- Flower Season: May - October
- Flower Color: Yellow
- Endangered?: Not Listed
- Distribution: High Sierra Nevada, Transverse Ranges, Great Basin Floristic Province, Desert Mountains.
- Natural Habitat: Moist shores between 4500 and 9800 feet.
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