Rosaceae (Rose Family)
A low, mat-forming perennial,
1-10 in. tall, with shiny leaves, divided into threes which, if grown in direct sun, turn deep-red in fall. Small, white, five-petaled flowers are numerous in crowded clusters.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Autumn Foliage:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
, WI Canada: NB
, SK Native Distribution:
Greenland to N.W. Territory, s. to CT,
s. Ont., MI, WI
& n.e. IA; also s. along exposed mts. to GA Native Habitat:
Rocky & gravelly shores; dry, shale outcrops on prairie hillsides
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Soil Description: Rocky or gravelly, sterile soils.
Conditions Comments: Useful as a ground cover. Good drainage is essential. Plants should be divided every 3-4 years or when they appear crowded.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes