Taxon  Report   6829 
Potentilla basaltica  Tiehm & Ertter
Black rock potentilla,  Soldier meadows cinquefoil
Potentilla basaltica
© 2009 F. Gauna
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Potentilla basaltica, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and Nevada.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 1B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

It is listed by the Federal Government as species of concern .

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Potentilla basaltica
© 2008 Dean Wm. Taylor, Ph.D.
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Potentilla
Meadows and seeps
Habitat: meadows [CNPS Inventory]
Distribution by County 

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Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS
More information about  Potentilla basaltica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)


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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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 30, 2017).

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