Taxon  Report   6838    
Potentilla flabellifolia  Hook. ex Torr. & A. Gray
Fan leaved cinquefoil,  High mountain cinquefoil
Potentilla flabellifolia
© 2004 Steve Matson
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Potentilla flabellifolia
© 2010 Steve Matson
Potentilla flabellifolia
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Potentilla flabellifolia, 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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Potentilla flabellifolia
© 2010 Dan Shimmon
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Potentilla
Communities: Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields, wetland-riparian

Arid West: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Potentilla flabellifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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 16, 2019).