Potentilla glandulosa (Sticky cinquefoil) CC DP


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Plant Description: A leafy plant with several stems, often reddish and sticky with minute, glandular hairs, topped by yellow flowers in loose branched clusters. A variable, semi-woody species with many subspecies. The leaves are reminiscent of strawberry, but have more leaflets. They are pinnately compound. The rather small flowers vary from cream to yellow and occur in small, loose clusters. The upper stems have glandular hairs.

  • Height: 1-2'
  • Width: 1-3'
  • Watering needs: Low, Moderate, High depending on soil type
  • Sun needs: Partial Shade
  • Soil needs:  Adaptable. Soil PH: 5.0 - 8.0 
  • Bloom Time: Late Spring through Summer
  • Portland Plant List (Backyard Habitat Certification): Yes

Landscape Use and Ecological Function: Fire follower, it does well after a burn or after its habitat is cleared. It is an important food source for several species of mice.

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