Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1144

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

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

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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

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Potentilla canadensis var. canadensis   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Potentilla canadensis var. canadensis   FAMILY Rosaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-04-001:
Potentilla canadensis   FAMILY Rosaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Dwarf Cinquefoil, Running Five-fingers