Taxon  Report   6869    
Potentilla wheeleri  S. Watson
Kern cinquefoil,  Wheeler's cinquefoil
Potentilla wheeleri
© 2009 Thomas Stoughton
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Potentilla wheeleri
© 2006 Chris Wagner, SBNF
Potentilla wheeleri
© 2009 Thomas Stoughton
Potentilla wheeleri, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Potentilla wheeleri
© 2012 John Game
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Potentilla
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Subalpine Forest

Habitat: meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Potentilla viscidula
ICPN: Potentilla wheeleri var. paupercula
More information about  Potentilla wheeleri
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

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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).