Tormentil (Potentilla erecta)

Common names:
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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Plant Height: 1 to 2 feet
Plant Spread: 1 to 2 feet
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Beetles
Moths and Butterflies
Flies
Bees
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Monoecious

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Location: Downingtown, PennsylvaniaDate: 2019-05-23a plant growing in a stone wall
By ILPARW
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Location: Downingtown, PennsylvaniaDate: 2019-05-23another plant growing from a stone wall
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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on May 26, 2019 2:03 PM

This Eurasian species that is also called Rough-fruited Cinquefoil has naturalized in eastern North America along roadsides and in fields. It has erect, hairy stems and is very leafy and many-branched. Flowers pale yellow about 1 inch in diameter.

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