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Drummond's Cinquefoil - Potentilla drummondii

Status Under Review
Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR
(see State Rank Reason below)

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:

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State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Known from 1 collection in Montana.
General Description
Perennial from a branched caudex. Stems prostrate to ascending, glabrous to appressed hairy, 8–25 cm. Leaf blades oblanceolate, 2–10 cm long, pinnately divided into 5–9 obovate, palmately lobed, nearly glabrous leaflets. Inflorescence a few-flowered, sericeous cyme with ascending branches. Flowers: sepals lanceolate, 5–9 mm long; bracteoles shorter; petals yellow, 5–7 mm long. Achenes 1.5–2 mm long, smooth (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range

Range Comments
Known from Lincoln County; AK south to CA, ID and MT (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 1

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Drummond's Cinquefoil — Potentilla drummondii.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from