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Brook Cinquefoil (Potentilla rivalis)


Potentilla Rivalis, or more commonly know as Brook 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 Rivalis or Brook Cinquefoil's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin 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: FACW OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(NI) 3(FACW+) 4(OBL) 5(FACW+) 6(FACW+) 7(OBL*) 8(OBL) 9(FACW) 0(FACW+)

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