Taxon  Report   11544 
Comarum palustre  L.
Marsh cinquefoil
Comarum palustre
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
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Comarum palustre
© 2006 Steve Matson
Comarum palustre
© 2006 Steve Matson
Comarum palustre, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Comarum palustre
© Corsi 2009 California Academy of Sciences
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Comarum
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian
Habitat: meadows
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Potentilla palustris var. parvifolia
PLANTS: Potentilla palustris var. villosa
TJM2 + PLANTS: Potentilla palustris
More information about  Comarum palustre
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 17, 2018).

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