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Featherleaf Cinquefoil - Potentilla multisecta
Other Names:  Potentilla diversifolia var. multisecta

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G3G4Q
State Rank: S2?

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General Description
Perennial from a branched caudex. Stems nearly prostrate to ascending, sparsely hairy, 4–10 cm. Leaf blades ovate,1–3 cm long, palmately to subpinnately divided into 5 to 7 oblong, lobed, glabrate to sparsely sericeous leaflets. Inflorescence a few-flowered, sericeous cyme. Flowers: sepals lanceolate, 3–5 mm long; bracteoles narrower and shorter; petals yellow, 5–7 mm long. Achenes ca. 2.5 mm long, smooth (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Distribution maps vary depending on authors and nomenclature. As recognized by Lesica (2012), it occurs in ID, MT south to NV and UT ((Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat
Stony soil of exposed slopes, fellfields; upper subalpine, alpine(Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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