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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Potentilla nivea L.
Snow cinquefoil, Snowy cinquefoil, Villous cinquefoil
USDA Symbol: PONI2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A densely tufted, 2-10 in. tall perennial with trifoliate, basal leaves often partially hidden by blackish-brown leaf remains. Each of the toothed, wedge-shaped or oval leaflets are covered with long, yellow-gray, silky hairs. Flowering stems have one to three flowers. The petal are deep yellow, fading to pale yellow.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
AK , AZ , CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY Canada: AB
, SK Native Distribution:
AK, s. in the Rockies to Deer Lodge Co., MT & CO Native Habitat:
River bars; alpine ridges; rock crevices USDA Native Status: L48(N), AK(N), CAN(N),
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Rocky or sandy soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Propagate by seed and division.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff