Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Western Wetland Flora
Field Office Guide to Plant Species
Potentilla glandulosa Lindl.
- Family: Rose (Rosaceae)
- Flowering: June-August
- Field Marks: The field marks of this cinquefoil are its glandular-hairy stems and leaves, its pinnately compound leaves with 5-9 leaflets, and its yellowish petals not more than twice as long as the sepals.
- Habitat: Open woods.
- Habit: Perennial herb with a thickened rootstock and short rhizomes.
- Stems: Upright, usually unbranched, up to 1 1/2 feet tall, glandular-hairy.
- Leaves: Alternate and basal, pinnately compound with 5-9 leaflets; leaflets obovate, up to 1 1/2 inches long, glandular-hairy, sharply toothed; stipules ovate-lanceolate, up to 1/3 inch long.
- Flowers: Few in a cyme; bractlets subtending each flower often nearly as long as the sepals, hairy.
- Sepals: 5, green, lanceolate to ovate, up to 1/2 inch long, hairy.
- Petals: 5, yellowish, free from each other, ovate, 1/4-3/4 inch long, shorter or longer than the sepals.
- Stamens: About 25.
- Pistils: Numerous, each with a superior ovary.
- Fruits: Achenes yellow-brown, smooth, up to 1/16 inch long.
- Notes: Sometimes the hairs on the plant are not glandular.
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