Potentilla pensylvanica

Potentilla pensylvanica

Potentilla pensylvanica is a perennial herbaceous usually found in mountains, dry meadows and rock outcrops. It belongs to Rosaceae family and it is quite variable in appearance. The stems are ascending to erect and topped by alternate compound leaves and oblong hairy leaflets. The yellow flowers are grouped in small and dense clusters. This species produces strongly rugose achenes.


Common NamePennsylvania cinquefoil/
prairie cinquefoil
Botanical namePotentilla pensylvanica
Life CyclePerennial
FoliageTell us
Basic Colouryellow
Height30 -> 60 cm
HabitatWetlands, meadows,
Grasslands, Rockeries
Altitude100 – 4000 m
Bloom TimeJune -> August
Plant TypeHerb
Fruit TypeAchene
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Sun ExposureSun
Soil pHAcidic, Neutral
Soil MoistureDry
Soil Type Rocky, Stony, Sandy
Propagationby seeds / by sowing,
by division, Self sows
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