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Comarum palustre (Marsh cinquefoil)
Bruso, George H.

Comarum palustre

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

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), GL (N), SPM (N)

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.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
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Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: 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 resources

USDA: Find Comarum palustre in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Comarum palustre in the Flora of North America (if available)
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Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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