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Dwarf Cinquefoil - Potentilla canadensis


Family: Rosaceae - Rose family Genus Common Name: Cinquefoil Native Status: Native
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Potentilla canadensis

Distribution of Potentilla canadensis in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 23 Feb 2017). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

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Site: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County GA Date: 2012-March-11Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D7000
Tamron SP 90MM f/2.8 AF Macro
You'll find Dwarf Cinquefoil growing in the fields, woods, and roadsides throughout much of the eastern United States. These were growing on a backcountry road bank.
Potentilla canadensis

Site: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County GA Date: 2011-April-09Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Dwarf Cinquefoil is a low-growing plant with 5 leaves - which is what Cinquefoil means - and 5 petals on the yellow blossom. It is rarely more than about 4" high.
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Potentilla canadensis

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