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Norwegian Cinquefoil - Potentilla norvegica

Native/Non-native Species
(depends on location or taxa)


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 2

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General Description
Taprooted biennial or perennial from a simple or branched caudex. Stems erect, hirsute, 15–60 cm. Leaf blades reniform with 3 obovate, coarsely dentate, sparsely hairy leaflets, 1–5 cm long. Inflorescence a leafy, narrow, several-flowered cyme. Flowers: sepals narrowly lanceolate, 3–5 mm long; bracteoles similar in size and greener; petals light yellow, 2–4 mm long, shorter than the sepals. Achenes net-veined, ca. 1 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Montana Range

Year-round
 


Range Comments
Circumboreal south to much of temperate North America; possibly introduced in the Pacific Northwest (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 32

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Habitat
Margins of wetlands, roadsides, gardens; valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
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    • Jones, W. W. 1901. Preliminary flora of Gallatin County. M.S. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State College. 78 pp.
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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