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Ivesia gordonii (Gordon's ivesia)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Ivesia gordonii

Ivesia gordonii (Hook.) Torr. & A. Gray

Gordon's Ivesia

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Synonym(s): Horkelia gordonii, Potentilla gordonii


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Yellow flowers in a crowded, head-like cluster on each of several nearly leafless stalks growing from basal leaves.

Ivesia is a western genus with mostly yellow flowers; a few species have white or pink flowers. The genus is closely related to Horkelia, which has stamens with broad filaments. Cinquefoils (Potentilla) are similar but usually do not have stalks at the base of the petals, and the three uppermost leaflets do not grow together as they do in many Ivesia species.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: CA , CO , ID , MT , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Native Distribution: Central Washington south to central Sierra Nevada and east to Utah, northern Colorado, Wyoming, and western Montana.
Native Habitat: Open, gravelly or rocky places; at lower elevations along riverbanks, at higher elevations on open ridges.

Additional resources

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


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

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