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po·ten·til·la

 (pōt′n-tĭl′ə)
[Medieval Latin, garden valerian, from Latin potēns, potent-, present participle of posse, to be able; see potent.]

potentilla

(ˌpəʊtənˈtɪlə)
n
(Plants) any rosaceous plant or shrub of the N temperate genus Potentilla, having five-petalled flowers. See also cinquefoil1, silverweed1, tormentil
[C16: New Latin, from Medieval Latin: garden valerian, from Latin potēns powerful, potent1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.potentilla - chiefly perennial northern hemisphere herbs and shrubs: cinquefoilPotentilla - chiefly perennial northern hemisphere herbs and shrubs: cinquefoil
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
family Rosaceae, Rosaceae, rose family - a large family of dicotyledonous plants of order Rosales; have alternate leaves and five-petaled flowers with numerous stamens
cinquefoil, five-finger - any of a numerous plants grown for their five-petaled flowers; abundant in temperate regions; alleged to have medicinal properties
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potentilla

[ˌpəʊtnˈtɪlə] npotentilla, cinquefoglie m inv
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Dear Diarmuid, I have bought two nice potentilla plants and they are both doing well with lovely yellow flowers.
The hawthorns, shadbush, firethorn, cotoneaster, spirea, potentilla and numerous other edible and ornamental plants also belong to this extended family -- the rose or Rosaceae group.
Take hardwood cuttings of privet, potentilla, rosemary, berberis, laurel and holly.
Berberis, box, choisya, helianthemum (rock rose), hebe, potentilla, viburnum, rosemary, lavender, pictured, and honeysuckle are among shrubs which can do well with little water, while ornamental grasses such as Stipa gigantea and Stipa tenuissima also need little maintenance.
EASY Deadhead the flowering stems of herbaceous potentilla, hardy geraniums, lupins, delphiniums and foxgloves once they have finished flowering.
The CP content of pasture plants ranged from 94 g/kg for Potentilla reptans and 210 g/kg for Trifolium pratense.
To feed our winged friends all summer, plant Yarrow, Hyssop, Anemone, New York Aster, Bluebeard, Tickseed, Foxglove, Coneflower, Potentilla, Bee Balm, Russian Sage, Black Eyed Susan, Pincushion Flower, Stonecrop, Spirea and Verbena.
A Summer is the time to take semi-ripe cuttings from shrubs such as Ceanothus, Cistus, Escallonia, Hebes, Lavender, Philedelphus and Potentilla.
The ones which flower from early summer onwards including potentilla, lavatera and fuchsia, are the ones that need pruning in early spring, before growth starts.
The famous five are the buddleia, or butterfly bush, Pink Delight; thewhite-and-red spotted cistus Alan Fradd; the hydrangea Blue Wave; the gorgeous lavatera Burgundy Wine; and the delicate potentilla Red Ace.