Taxon  Report   6868    
Potentilla rivalis  Nutt.
Brook cinquefoil
Potentilla rivalis
© 2014 Jean Pawek
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Potentilla rivalis
© 2012 Jean Pawek
Potentilla rivalis, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Potentilla rivalis
© 2014 Jean Pawek
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Potentilla
Communities: Freshwater Wetlands, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: freshwater-marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Potentilla leucocarpa
PLANTS: Potentilla millegrana
PLANTS: Potentilla pentandra
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More information about  Potentilla rivalis
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 23, 2019).