(Potentilla recta L.)

GROWTH HABIT: Erect, long-lived perennial, reproducing by seed, plant may form a ring of plants as the older center dies out and new stems grow on the outside edges.

LEAVES: Palmate compound, 7 leaflets, coarse stiff hair on upper and lower surfaces, yellowish green.

STEMS: One of several, 12 to 28 inches tall, branched near top, covered with hairs. Numerous leaves along stem, few from base.

FLOWER: to 1 inch in diameter, pale yellow, large yellowish green buds. May bloom late May throughout summer.

ROOTS: Woody (No rhizomes).

SEEDS: Very tiny 1/20 inch in diameter, rough.

OTHER: Forms dense monocultures, reduces grass production.

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