Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1148

Subshrub; Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare, though sometimes very locally abundant

Look for it on grassy balds, in crevices of rock outcrops at high (rarely moderate) elevations, high elevation glades, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Ternately compound
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
White
Radially symmetrical
5 united sepals/5 bracts
5 petals
28 stamens (approximately)

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sibbaldia tridentata   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sibbaldiopsis tridentata   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-04-008:
Potentilla tridentata   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Sibbaldiopsis tridentata

 

COMMON NAME:
Wine-leaf Cinqefoil, Mountain Cinqefoil, Three-toothed Cinqefoil, Mountain White Potentilla


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image of Sibbaldia tridentata

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_sitr3_001_lvd

        

image of Sibbaldia tridentata

Diane Creaton    dmc03298

June    Avery County    NC

The Roan Highlands

image of Sibbaldia tridentata

JK Marlow    jkm100626_146

June    Avery County    NC

The Roan Highlands

image of Sibbaldia tridentata

Keith Bradley    kab_s_tridentata_9860

June    Buncombe County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

White flowers, borne on thin wiry stems 2-12" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


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image of Sibbaldia tridentata

Keith Bradley    kab_s_tridentata_9864

June    Buncombe County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Sibbaldia tridentata

JK Marlow    jkm0407t_30

July    Mitchell County    NC

The Roan Highlands

The leaflets are wedge-shaped and have 3 teeth at the apex, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.