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Potentilla fruticosa of Michigan Flora.
Wet open ground and thickets around lakes and streams, especially calcareous interdunal flats and rocky shores; fens, wet meadows, and open sedgy conifer swamps (especially with tamarack), less commonly in drier gravelly or rocky sites; an indicator of alkaline conditions.
The numerous bright yellow flowers make this an attractive shrub for cultivation, and many cultivars are grown.