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Biennial Cinquefoil (Potentilla biennis)


Potentilla Biennis, or more commonly know as Biennial Cinquefoil, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Potentilla. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. Potentilla Biennis or Biennial Cinquefoil's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Potentilla
  • Family: Rosaceae
  • Order: Rosales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Annual Biennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FAC FACW
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 4(FACW) 7(FAC*) 8(FAC) 9(FACW) 0(FACW)

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