USDA and NRCS Identifier NRCS Logo Web Site PLANTS photo banner
PLANTS Home about PLANTS PLANTS Team Partners of PLANTS What's New at PLANTS National Plant Data Team Web Site Help using PLANTS Contact PLANTS
 Search the PLANTS Web site
 Name Search

PLANTS Image Gallery
Download PLANTS data
Related tools
You are here: Home / Plant Profile

Dasiphora fruticosa (L.) Rydb. ssp. floribunda (Pursh) Kartesz
shrubby cinquefoil

General Information
Symbol: DAFRF
Group: Dicot
Family: Rosaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Shrub
Native Status: CAN   N
L48   N
AK   N
Other Common Names: bush cinquefoil
golden hardhack
Data Source and Documentation
Plants-NRCS Logos
green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM   


Symbol Scientific Name Other Common Names
PEFL15 Pentaphylloides floribunda (Pursh) Á. Löve, nom. illeg.
POFRT Potentilla fruticosa L. var. tenuifolia Lehm.
POFRF Potentilla fruticosa L. ssp. floribunda (Pursh) Elkington
PEFR10 Pentaphylloides fruticosa auct. non (L.) O. Schwarz
POFRF4 Potentilla fruticosa L. var. farreri Besant
DAFL3 Dasiphora floribunda (Pursh) Raf. shrubby cinquefoil
POFL13 Potentilla floribunda Pursh
DAFR3 Dasiphora fruticosa auct. non (L.) Rydb.


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Rosales
Family Rosaceae – Rose family
Genus Dasiphora Raf. – shrubby cinquefoil
Species Dasiphora fruticosa (L.) Rydb. – shrubby cinquefoil
Subspecies Dasiphora fruticosa (L.) Rydb. ssp. floribunda (Pursh) Kartesz – shrubby cinquefoil

Subordinate Taxa

This plant has no children

Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Potentilla fruticosa
shrubby cinquefoil
Potentilla fruticosa
shrubby cinquefoil



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Quinlan Low


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Quinlan Low


Quinlan, S.E., and S. Cuccarese. 2004. Native Alaskan and exotic plants used by wildlife. Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Anchorage.

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover
High Average 25-50% of diet Regular source of cover
Low 5-10% of diet Infrequently used as cover
Minor 2-5% of diet Sparsely used as cover
Moderate Average 10-25% of diet Occasional source of cover