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Biennial Cinquefoil - Potentilla biennis


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Taprooted annual or biennial. Stems erect, simple or branched, villous, glandular, 10–40 cm. Leaf blades ovate with 3 obovate, sharply lobed, glandular-hairy leaflets, 1–2 cm long. Inflorescence a leafy, glandular-hairy cyme with ascending branches. Flowers: sepals deltoid, 2–4 mm long; the bracteoles nearly as large; petals yellow, 1–2 mm long, smaller than the sepals. Achenes smooth, <1 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Unknown/Undetermined
 


Range Comments
BC to SK south to CA, AZ and CO (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 1

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Habitat
Moist, often disturbed soil on the margins of streams, lakes, wetlands; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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