|shrubby cinquefoil, Dasiphora fruiticosa|
While I'm talking about names, "cinquefoil" means "five-leaf" referring to the distinctive shape of the leaves (see first two photos). Shrubby cinquefoil is also called yellow rose, fivefingers, golden hardhack, and widdy.
These are hardy little shrubs. Shrubby cinquefoil is native to a vast area, across northern Europe and northern Asia to North America. In North America it is found all across Canada and south to New Jersey, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, South Dakota, New Mexico, Arizona and California, from sea level to over 10,000 feet (USDA plant zones 2-8). Over that area it varies in leaf form, flower size, chromosome number, and more, but without forming the kind of distinct groups that would be recognized as different species. As an ecologist, I admire that; this plant spread across the world, adapting to the different climates it encountered. Some plants do that by forming lots of local species, others, like shrubby cinquefoil, do it without losing the ability to produce seeds between the various forms. (And that crossing creates more variation to intrigue botanists.)