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Potentilla pensylvanica L. var. pensylvanica
Pennsylvania cinquefoil

General Information
Symbol: POPEP5
Group: Dicot
Family: Rosaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: AK   N
L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   




Symbol Scientific Name
POAT4 Potentilla atrovirens Rydb.
POBIG Potentilla bipinnatifida Douglas ex Hook. var. glabrata (Lehm. ex Hook.) Kohli & Packer
POGL14 Potentilla glabella Rydb.
POPEA Potentilla pensylvanica L. var. atrovirens (Rydb.) T. Wolf
POPEG2 Potentilla pensylvanica L. var. glabrata (Lehm. ex Hook.) S. Watson
POPEO Potentilla pensylvanica L. var. ovium Jeps.
POPES Potentilla pensylvanica L. var. strigosa Pall. ex Pursh
POPL5 Potentilla platyloba Rydb.
POPS2 Potentilla pseudosericea auct. non Rydb.
POST9 Potentilla strigosa (Pall. ex Pursh) Pall. ex Tratt.


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Rosales
Family Rosaceae – Rose family
Genus Potentilla L. – cinquefoil
Species Potentilla pensylvanica L. – Pennsylvania cinquefoil
Variety Potentilla pensylvanica L. var. pensylvanica – Pennsylvania cinquefoil

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Pennsylvania cinquefoil
prairie cinquefoil



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover