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Common Name: Gland Cinquefoil
Potentilla glandulosa is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.60 metres tall.
It has edible and medicinal uses.
Western N. America.
Rocky hillsides, Black Hills on Sioux quartzite in eastern South Dakota.
Easily grown in a well-drained loam, preferring a position in full sun but tolerating shade[
]. Prefers an alkaline soil but tolerates a slightly acid soil[
Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[
A tea-like beverage is made by boiling the leaves or the whole plant in water[
All parts of the plant are astringent[
]. An infusion has been drunk, and a poultice of the plant applied externally in the treatment of swollen parts[
]. An infusion of the plant has been used as a stimulant and tonic[
Seed - sow early spring or autumn in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Division in spring. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is better to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame until they are well established before planting them out in late spring or early summer.