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Drymocallis glandulosa  (Lindl.) Rydb.
Sticky cinquefoil
Drymocallis glandulosa is a perennial herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
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Genus: Drymocallis
Family: Rosaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
JEFPotentilla glandulosa
PLANTSPotentilla glandulosa ssp. glandulosa
Information about  Drymocallis glandulosa from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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[Wikipedia] Range, Description, Varieties, Ecology: Drymocallis glandulosa, formerly Potentilla glandulosa, known by the common names Douglas' wood beauty[1] and sticky cinquefoil, is a plant species in the family Rosaceae. It is native to western North America from southwestern Canada through the far western United States and California, into Baja California.[2] It is widespread and can be found in many types of habitats. Description Drymocallis glandulosa is generally erect in form but it may be small and tuftlike, measuring just a few centimeters high, or tall and slender, approaching 1 metre (3.3 ft) in height. It may or may not have rhizomes.[3] It is usually coated in hairs, many of which are glandular, giving the plant a sticky texture. The leaves are each divided into several leaflets, with one long terminal leaflet and a few smaller ones widely spaced on each side. The inflorescence is a cyme of 2 to 30 flowers which are variable in color and size. Each has usually five petals up to a centimeter long which may be white to pale yellow to gold. Varieties It is highly variable and there are many varieties and subspecies, some of which intergrade and are not clearly defined. They include:[4] Drymocallis glandulosa var. glandulosa Drymocallis glandulosa var. reflexa Drymocallis glandulosa var. viscida Drymocallis glandulosa var. wrangelliana Ecology The plant is more common after its habitat is cleared or disturbed, such as by wildfire, clearcutting, or heavy grazing.[3] It is an important food for several species of mice, including the western harvest mouse, cactus mouse, and California mouse.[3] (link added by Mary Ann Machi)

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Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/20/2024).