Taxon  Report   6868 
Potentilla rivalis  Nutt.
Brook cinquefoil
Potentilla rivalis
© 2014 Jean Pawek
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Potentilla rivalis
© 2012 Jean Pawek
Potentilla rivalis, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Potentilla rivalis
© 2014 Jean Pawek
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Potentilla
Freshwater Wetlands, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian
Habitat: freshwater-marsh
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Potentilla leucocarpa
PLANTS: Potentilla millegrana
PLANTS: Potentilla pentandra
PLANTS: Potentilla rivalis var. millegrana
PLANTS: Potentilla rivalis var. pentandra
PLANTS: Potentilla rivalis var. rivalis
More information about  Potentilla rivalis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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 22, 2018).

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