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


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image of Potentilla canadensis var. canadensis

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_popu13_001_lhd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm0304w_08

April    Greenville County    SC

Most leaflets obovate & toothed only above the middle, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Fragaria and Potentilla

image of Potentilla canadensis var. canadensis

JK Marlow    jkm100422_003

April    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

First [lowest] flower usually from axil of 1st well-developed stem leaf, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Potentilla canadensis var. canadensis

JK Marlow    jkm100422_007

April    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Flowers have yellow, obovate petals 0.7-1cm long, and 20 stamens of 3 lengths, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE flowers of Cinquefoil and Strawberry species

image of Potentilla canadensis var. canadensis

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_canadensis_2

April        

image of Potentilla canadensis var. canadensis

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_canadensis_dw

April        

image of Potentilla canadensis var. canadensis

Tim Spira    tpspotentillacanadensis

Month Unknown