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Potentilla biennis

Potentilla biennis Greene

Biennial Cinquefoil, Greene’s Cinquefoil

Rosaceae (Rose family)


USDA Symbol: POBI7

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Biennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 30 inches tall.
Fruit: Aggregated achenes.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AZ , CA , CO , MT , NV , OR , SD , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC , YT

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.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2019-07-31
Research By: CBR

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