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Paradox Cinquefoil (Potentilla paradoxa)

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Potentilla Paradoxa, or more commonly know as Paradox 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 Paradoxa or Paradox Cinquefoil's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Colorado, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Potentilla
  • Family: Rosaceae
  • Order: Rosales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Annual Biennial Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N)
  • State T/E Status: MI (T) NY (E) OH (T) PA (E)
  • State T/E Common Name: MI (sand cinquefoil) NY (bushy cinquefoil) OH (bushy cinquefoil) PA (bushy cinquefoil)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FAC OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(OBL) 3(FACW+) 4(FACW) 5(FAC) 6(FACW+) 7(FACW*) 8(OBL) 9(FACW)


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