Potentilla sp. Which one?

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  1. duffy

    duffy Active Member

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    I haven't been able to identify the species! It could possibly be P. erecta, P. hirta, P. recta which has wrong foliageor P. reptans. I have excluded P. anserina wrong foliage, P. calabra and P. caulescens which has white flowers All these sp. grow in the Region where I reside. I am inclined to choose sp. repans. Hoping that a member can help.
     

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    The leaves don't look right for P. reptans - they are more reminiscent of P. fruticosa. For that to be the case the plant would have to have a shrubby habit?
     
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    Thank you Fidel. I will have to check whether P. fruticosa grows in my province. I will let you know. Thanks again.
     
  4. Michael F

    Michael F Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    It is herbaceous, so not Dasiphora fruticosa (formerly Potentilla fruticosa, but now split out). Sorry, don't know which one it is though - it's a huge genus to sort through.
     

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