Taxon  Report   6832    
Potentilla cristae  Ferlatte & Strother
Crested cinquefoil,  Crested potentilla
Potentilla cristae
© 2011 Steve Matson
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Potentilla cristae
© 2018 Dee Shea Himes
Potentilla cristae
© 2011 Steve Matson
Potentilla cristae, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Potentilla cristae
© 2018 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Potentilla
Communities: Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields

Serpentine affinity: 3.1; (strong indicator)

Habitat: seeps

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

More information about  Potentilla cristae
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).