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Potentilla gracilis (Slender cinquefoil)
Weyand, Phyllis

Potentilla gracilis

Slender cinquefoil

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

USDA Symbol: POGR9

USDA Native Status:

Slender Cinquefoil is a member of the rose family (family Rosaceae) which includes herbs, shrubs, and trees with mostly prickly stems.


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf: Gray-Green

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul


USA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , ID , MI , MN , MT , ND , NH , NM , NV , OR , SD , UT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: AB

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

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From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Potentilla gracilis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Potentilla gracilis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Potentilla gracilis


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

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