Calflora
Taxon  Report   11544    
Comarum palustre  L.
Marsh cinquefoil
Comarum palustre
© Corsi 2009 California Academy of Sciences
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Comarum palustre
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
Comarum palustre
© 2006 Steve Matson
Comarum palustre, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Comarum palustre
© 2018 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Comarum
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Potentilla palustris var. parvifolia
PLANTS: Potentilla palustris var. villosa
ICPN + PLANTS: Potentilla palustris
More information about  Comarum palustre
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (COPA28)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 12, 2018).

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