Taxon  Report   6863 
Potentilla pensylvanica  L.
Pennsylvania cinquefoil
Potentilla pensylvanica
© 2012 Steve Matson
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Potentilla pensylvanica, 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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Potentilla pensylvanica
© 2012 Steve Matson
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Potentilla
Subalpine Forest, Bristle-cone Pine Forest
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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XWALK: Potentilla pennsylvanica var. strigosa
More information about  Potentilla pensylvanica
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

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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 23, 2018).

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