Shrubby cinquefoil Potentilla fruticosa

Status Amber - Vulnerable and Near-Threatened
Best Time to See

A very colourful, compact, deciduous native plant. Grows masses of bright buttercup-yellow flowers about an inch across in size. Shrub grows to 11cm tall with downy stems and leaves


Located in two areas of northern England (Teesdale and Lakeland). It has also been recorded as an alien at various locations throughout Britain.


Found on basic, damp rock ledges and silty, sandy or gravelly river-flats liable to inundation. It also occurs as a garden escape or relic in waste places.

Best time to see

June - September


A Near Threatened species which appears to be stable in Britain and has no clearly identified threats.