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Sticky cinquefoil


Potentilla glandulosa – various sizes



Potentilla glandulosa, known by the common name sticky cinquefoil, is a plant species in the family Rosaceae. It is native to western North America from southwestern Canada through the far western United States and California, into Baja California. It is widespread and can be found in many types of habitats. It is generally erect in form but it may be small and tuft like measuring just a few centimeters high, or tall and slender, approaching 1 meter (3.3 ft) in height. The leaves are each divided into several leaflets, with one long terminal leaflet and a few smaller ones widely spaced on each side. The inflorescence is a cyme of 2 to 30 flowers which are variable in color and size. The plant is more common after its habitat is cleared or disturbed, such as by wildfire, clearcutting, or heavy grazing. It is an important food for several species of mice, including the western harvest mouse, cactus mouse, and California mouse (Wikipedia).

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Container size

2 x 7 inch plug, 1 gallon