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a genus of plants of the family Rosaceae (often assigned to the genus Potentilla). Members are shrubs with pinnate leaves. The flowers are single or in inflorescences. The perianth is five-membered; the petals are yellow or white; the fruits are covered with dense hairs. There are about 15 species in the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. There are six species in the USSR. Dasiphora fruticosa grows in the Urals, Caucasus, Siberia, Far East, and Middle Asia along riverbanks, in meadows, and on slopes; it is cultivated as an ornamental. Its leaves are sometimes used as a tea substitute, hence the Russian name Kuril’skii chai (Kuril tea).