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Fan-leaf Cinquefoil - Potentilla flabellifolia


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 8

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General Description
Perennial from a branched, spreading caudex. Stems erect, glabrous to puberulent, 10–30 cm. Leaf blades reniform with 3 obovate, shallowly lobed, nearly glabrous leaflets 1–3 cm long. Inflorescence a few-flowered, glandular-pubescent cyme. Flowers: sepals lanceolate 3–6 mm long; bracteoles shallowly lobed, shorter than the sepals; petals yellow, 7–11 mm long. Achenes ca. 1.5 mm long, smooth (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
BC, AB south to CA, OR, ID and MT (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat
Moist to wet non-calcareous soil of meadows, open forest, often around lakes, wetlands; subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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Fan-leaf Cinquefoil — Potentilla flabellifolia.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from