Taxon  Report   6863    
Potentilla pensylvanica  L.
Pennsylvania cinquefoil
Potentilla pensylvanica, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Bloom Period
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Potentilla
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Communities: Subalpine Forest, Bristle-cone Pine Forest

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Potentilla pensylvanica var. pensylvanica
ICPN: Potentilla pennsylvanica var. strigosa
More information about  Potentilla pensylvanica
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Feb 19, 2020).