Taxon  Report   7731    
Sphaeromeria potentilloides  (A. Gray) A. Heller
Cinquefoil tansy,  Fivefinger chickensage
Sphaeromeria potentilloides
© 1997 Gary A. Monroe
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Sphaeromeria potentilloides, 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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Sphaeromeria potentilloides
© 2005 Steve Matson
Genus: Sphaeromeria
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, wetland-riparian
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Vesicarpa potentilloides var. potentilloides

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Artemisia potentilloides
ICPN: Vesicarpa potentilloides
More information about  Sphaeromeria potentilloides
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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).