Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  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
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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
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
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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