This is the only kind of Dasiphora, a pretty shrub, very branching and leafy, one to four feet high, dotted all over with charming flowers. The bark is shreddy and the gray-green leaves are covered with silky down, with rolled back margins, and paler on the under side. The flowers, single or in clusters, are over an inch across, with clear yellow petals and deeper yellow anthers. This is common in the mountains, across the continent, up to an altitude of ten thousand feet, and is a troublesome weed in northern New England. It is also found in Europe and Asia.

There are several kinds of Sericotheca, much like Spiraea, except the fruits.

Shrubby Cnquefoil Dasiphorsv fruticosa.

Shrubby Cnquefoil-Dasiphorsv fruticosa.