Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


Because of technology changes and personnel changes at UWSP and the Wisconsin State Herbarium, the database of plant species housed at this site was merged with the database from the OLD WisFlora website to create a new Flora of Wisconsin website at Currently we are encouraging all Wisplant viewers to begin using the Flora of Wisconsin website as soon as possible. Wisplants will remain operational through July 13th. After that date, all traffic to Wisplants will be redirected to the Flora of Wisconsin website.

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  Potentilla norvegica L. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Merel R. Black
Family Rosaceae
Potentilla norvegica L.
Norwegian cinquefoil, rough cinquefoil, strawberry-weed
Potentilla: comes from the Latin diminutive of potens meaning "powerful" in reference to the medicinal properties of some species
norvegica: of or from Norway
County distribution map- click for detailed distribution maps.
Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, annual to perennial, 1'-3' tall forb; stems very leafy, stout, finely hairy, mostly branched
Flower: yellow, 5-parted, 1/3" wide, petals nearly as long as the sepals; inflorescence with many flowers in a tight, branched cluster (cyme); blooms June-Aug.
Fruit:dry seed
Leaf:3-parted, elliptical to widely oval to 3" long, with rounded teeth
Habitat: dry; disturbed sites

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Potentilla list Ethnobotany Information Google- Images or Text
Potentilla hirsuta Michx.
Potentilla labradorica Lehm.
Potentilla monspeliensis L.
Potentilla norvegica L. subsp. hirsuta (Michx.) Hyl.
Potentilla norvegica L. var. hirsuta (Michx.) Torr. & A.Gray
Potentilla norvegica L. subsp. monspeliensis (L.) Asch. & Graebn.
Potentilla norvegica L. var. labradorica (Lehm.) Fernald

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