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Silvery Cinquefoil - Potentilla argentea
Other Names:  Silver Cinquefoil

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Perennial from a woody, branched caudex. Stems ascending, sericeous and hirsute, 10–30 cm. Leaf blades suborbicular, palmately divided into 5 to 9 oblanceolate, lobed leaflets, 1–2 cm long, white-tomentose beneath, deep green and sparsely hairy above with inrolled margins. Inflorescence a hemispheric cyme. Flowers: sepals ovate, 2–3 mm long; bracteoles ca. as long; petals yellow, 2–4 mm long. Achenes wrinkled, < 1 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Unknown/Undetermined
 


Range Comments
Introduced to much of north-temperate North America; native to Europe (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 4

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Habitat
Often compacted soil of roadsides, trails, pastures, around lakes, habitations; valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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