Carolinas and Georgia

1144

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Potentilla canadensis   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Potentilla canadensis   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-04-001:
Potentilla canadensis   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Potentilla canadensis var. canadensis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Potentilla caroliniana

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Potentilla pumila

 

COMMON NAME:
Dwarf Cinquefoil, Running Five-fingers


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Look for it in woodlands, forests, fields, lawns, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

 

full sun partial shade ...Variable

LEAVES:
Palmately compound: 5 leaflets
Basal rosette & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow
Radially symmetrical
5 united sepals/5 bracts
5 petals
20 stamens, in 3 lengths

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Brown
Achene

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Potentilla canadensis   FAMILY Rosaceae

Dwarf Cinquefoil, Running Five-fingers