Sibbaldiopsis tridentata
(Shrubby Five Fingers)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Shrubby Five Fingers, Three-Toothed Cinquefoil
    Synonyms: Sibbaldia tridentata, Potentilla tridentata, Potentilla retusa
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 2 - 6
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: May - July
    Status: Native

Sibbaldiopsis tridentata, or Shrubby Five Fingers, has a limited range in the US, found only in the Great Lakes states, the extreme Northeast, and also in most of the Appalachian Mountain states.

This plant is unique with leathery-looking sets of three leaves, and small white flowers. It grows only in dry, sandy, acidic areas, and can form dense stands of small plants. It grows close to the ground, but even if growing in a lawn that is mowed, it will come back and bloom quickly.

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