Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Potentilla argentea L. image
Photographer: Kitty Kohout           

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz
Family Rosaceae
Potentilla argentea L.
silvery cinquefoil, silvery five-fingers
Potentilla: comes from the Latin diminutive of potens meaning "powerful" in reference to the medicinal properties of some species
argentea: silvery
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect, perennial, 1"-20" tall, branching forb
Flower: yellow, 5-parted, 1/4"-1/3" wide, petals about the same size as the sepals; inflorescence a branched cluster (cyme); blooms June-Sept.
Fruit:dry, smooth seed
Leaf:palmately-lobed into about 5 narrow leaflets; deeply toothed; undersides of leaves silvery from fine hairs
Habitat: dry; disturbed sites
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