Taxon  Report   6832 
Potentilla cristae  W. Ferlatte & Strother
Crested cinquefoil,  Crested potentilla
Potentilla cristae
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Potentilla cristae
© 2011 Steve Matson
Potentilla cristae
© 2011 Steve Matson
Potentilla cristae, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.
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

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Potentilla cristae
© 2011 Steve Matson
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Potentilla
Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields
Habitat: seeps [CNPS Inventory]
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   3.1 (strong indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 24, 2016).

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