Comarum palustre L.
Marsh Cinquefoil, Purple marshlocks
Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Synonym(s): Potentilla palustris, Potentilla palustris var. parvifolia, Potentilla palustris var. villosa
USDA Symbol: COPA28
Marsh Cinquefoil is a member of the rose family (family Rosaceae) which includes herbs, shrubs, and trees with mostly prickly stems.
There are about 100 genera and 3,000 species in this worldwide family. Apples, pears, quinces, cherries, plums, peaches, apricots, loquats, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries are important fruits. Roses, Cotoneaster, Firethorn, Mountain Ash, Spirea, and Hawthorns are common ornamentals.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: AK , CA , CO , CT , IA , ID , IL , IN , MA , ME , MI , MN , MT , ND , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OR , PA , UT , VT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: NB , NS , PE
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Comarum palustre in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Comarum palustre in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff