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Bruso, George H.
Comarum palustre L.
Marsh Cinquefoil, Purple marshlocks
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
, WY Canada: NB
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff