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Potentilla norvegica (Norwegian cinquefoil)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Potentilla norvegica

Potentilla norvegica L.

Norwegian Cinquefoil

Rosaceae (Rose Family)


USDA Symbol: PONO3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (NI), GL (I), SPM (N)

This species includes subspecies that are North American natives. However, it also includes subspecies that are not native to North America, e.g. Potentilla norvegica ssp. norvegica, Norwegian Cinquefoil. Non-native taxa are not treated in this database.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow


USA: AK , AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: NB , NS , PE

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

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

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.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-03-09
Research By: TWC Staff

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