Taxon  Report   6856    
Potentilla millefolia  Rydb.
Cut leaf cinquefoil,  Cut leaved cinquefoil, Cutleaf cinquefoil
Potentilla millefolia
© 2004 Steve Matson
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Potentilla millefolia
© 2019 Belinda Lo
Potentilla millefolia
© 2012 Gary A. Monroe
Potentilla millefolia, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Potentilla millefolia
© 2004 Steve Matson
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Potentilla
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Northern Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Potentilla millefolia var. densa
More information about  Potentilla millefolia
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).