Potentilla villosa Pall. ex Pursh
Hairy Cinquefoil, Northern Cinquefoil, Villous Cinquefoil
Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Synonym(s): Potentilla nivea var. villosa, Potentilla villosa var. parviflora, Potentilla villosula
USDA Symbol: POVI4
A clumped perennial to about 6 in. tall. Basal leaves are divided into three, thick, leathery leaflets covered with silky hairs above, gray-woolly hairs below. Striking yellow, many-stamened flowers are clustered low above the foliage. Each of the five petals is sharply notched and bears an orange spot at the base.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: AK , OR , WA
Canada: AB , BC
Native Distribution: Mts. of WA & s.e. Alt., n. to Juneau, AK (var. parviflora); extending to n. AK & e. Asia as var. villosa
Native Habitat: Coastal bluffs; arctic tundra; rock crevices; talus slopes
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
PropagationDescription: Propagate by seed and division.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Potentilla villosa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Potentilla villosa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Potentilla villosa
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff