Taxon  Report   6866    
Potentilla recta  L.
Sulphur cinquefoil
Potentilla recta
© 2009 Robert Carr
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Potentilla recta
© 2009 Robert Carr
Potentilla recta
© 2018 Scot Loring
Potentilla recta, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Potentilla recta
© 2009 Robert Carr
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Potentilla
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Potentilla recta var. obscura
PLANTS: Potentilla recta var. pilosa
PLANTS: Potentilla recta var. sulphurea
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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 22, 2019).