Shrubby Cinquefoil

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Shrubby Cinquefoil Is a low-growing rounded shrub with many bushy branches (1.5-4 ft tall; 3-5 ft wide). The leaves are formed of 5-7 gray-green, velvety leaflets (.75 in long). The bark is rough and shredded, especially on older branches.

Shrubby Cinquefoil flowers from June to September. The yellow flowers (.75-1 in across) have 5 round petals and are usually found in clusters at the tips of branches.

Could it be? Related bushes with flowers of various colors (white, pink, red) are often grown in home gardens.

Did you know? Stands of Shrubby Cinquefoil provide cover for Mule Deer, game birds, and small mammals. They're an important nesting site for songbirds.