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Pennsylvania Cinquefoil (Potentilla pensylvanica)

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Potentilla Pensylvanica, or more commonly know as Pennsylvania 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 perennial which means it will grow year after year. Potentilla Pensylvanica or Pennsylvania Cinquefoil's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Alaska, specifically in the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington and Wyoming.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Potentilla
  • Family: Rosaceae
  • Order: Rosales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) AK (N) CAN (N)
  • State T/E Status: IA (T) MI (T)
  • State T/E Common Name: IA (Pennsylvania cinquefoil) MI (prairie cinquefoil)


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