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Potentilla pensylvanica (Pennsylvania cinquefoil)
Anderson, Wynn

Potentilla pensylvanica

Potentilla pensylvanica L.

Pennsylvania Cinquefoil

Rosaceae (Rose Family)


USDA Symbol: POPE8

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow


USA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , ME , MI , MN , MT , ND , NE , NH , NM , NV , OH , OR , SD , UT , VT , WA , WY
Canada: NS

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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View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

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


Record Modified: 2021-04-04
Research By: TWC Staff

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