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Elegant Cinquefoil - Potentilla concinna


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

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General Description
Perennial from a branched caudex clothed in old leaf bases. Stems prostrate to ascending, sericeous, 2–10 cm. Leaf blades cordate-orbicular to ovate, palmately divided into usually 5-lobed, pinnately toothed leaflets 5–20 mm long, sparsely to densely sericeous above, white-tomentose beneath. Inflorescence a few-flowered, sericeous, cyme with spreading branches. Flowers: sepals broadly lanceolate, 5–7 mm long with narrower bracteoles 3–4 mm long; petals yellow, 5–8 mm long, truncate-tipped. Achenes smooth, ca. 2 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

In Montana our plants are varieties concinna and divisa Rydb.

Species Range
Unknown/Undetermined
 


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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 18

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Habitat
Sparsely vegetated soil of exposed grassland ridges, slopes (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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