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, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Potentilla pensylvanica
© 2012 Steve Matson
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Potentilla
Communities: Subalpine Forest, Bristle-cone Pine Forest

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Potentilla pensylvanica var. pensylvanica
More information about  Potentilla pensylvanica
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

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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).