Taxon  Report   6850 
Potentilla gracilis  Hook.  var. elmeri  (Rydb.) Jeps.
Elmer's cinquefoil
Potentilla gracilis var. elmeri
© 2005 Christopher L. Christie
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Potentilla gracilis var. elmeri
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Potentilla gracilis var. elmeri
© 2013 Neal Kramer
Potentilla gracilis var. elmeri, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Potentilla gracilis var. elmeri
© 2005 Christopher L. Christie
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Potentilla
Parent Record Potentilla gracilis
Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + JM93
PLANTS accepted name: Potentilla pectinisecta
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ICPN: Potentilla elmeri
ICPN: Potentilla pectinisecta
More information about  Potentilla gracilis var. elmeri
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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: Jul 21, 2018).

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