slender cinquefoil

(Potentilla gracilis)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not listed

 

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NNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Wetland
Indicator
Status

Great Plains

FAC - Facultative

Midwest

FAC - Facultative

Northcentral & Northeast

FAC - Facultative

 
Identification

See Subordinate Taxa (below) for identifying information.

 
Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 28.
 
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Taxonomy

Family:

Rosaceae (rose)

 

Subfamily:

Rosoideae

 

Tribe:

Potentilleae

 

Subtribe:

Potentillinae

 
Subordinate Taxa

fanleaf cinquefoil (Potentilla gracilis var. flabelliformis)

graceful cinquefoil (Potentilla gracilis var. gracilis)

northwest cinquefoil (Potentilla gracilis var. fastigiata)

Owyhee cinquefoil (Potentilla gracilis var. owyheensis)

slender cinquefoil (Potentilla gracilis var. elmeri)

 
Synonyms

 

 
Common
Names

graceful cinquefoil

northwest cinquefoil

slender cinquefoil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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About

Fruit: multiple achenes. Similar to P. recta but a native species with generally ascending stems that do not bear many stem leaves and with well-developed long-petiolate basal leaves. Perennial herb with erect to ascending stems 10-60 cm long, mountain meadows and grasslands, as well as mountain big sagebrush steppe.

 
     

 

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