Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Pentaphylloides floribunda (Pursh) A.Löve image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Derek Anderson

Darrin Kimbler

Keir Morse

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black
Family Rosaceae
Pentaphylloides floribunda (Pursh) A.Löve
shrubby cinquefoil, shrubby five-fingers
Pentaphylloides: Little Pentaphyllon or Potentilla (comes from the Latin diminutive of potens meaning "powerful" in reference to the medicinal properties of some species)
floribunda: freely blooming
County distribution map- click for detailed distribution maps.
Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall shrub
Flower: yellow, 5-parted, 3/4" wide; blooms June-Oct.
Habitat: wet; bogs, meadows, shores; in limy soil

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Pentaphylloides list Google- Images or Text
Dasiphora fruticosa auct. non (L.) Rydb.
Pentaphylloides fruticosa auct. non (L.) O.Schwarz
Potentilla floribunda Pursh
Potentilla fruticosa auct. non L.
Potentilla fruticosa L. subsp. floribunda (Pursh) Elkington
Potentilla fruticosa L. var. tenuifolia Lehm.

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