Potentilla rivalis

Riverbank Cinquefoil

Ascending. Stems leafy, lightly coated with short, spreading to ascending hairs without glands. Leaves on stem divided into 3–5 oblong leaflets, 3/4–1 1/2 in. long, hairy, toothed, lowest leaves dropped by bloom time. Flowers numerous among leaves at stem tops. Flower petals tiny, obscure, pale yellow; calyx coated with long, shaggy, soft hairs. Grows in moist soils, often on disturbed sites, along creeks and rivers, at low to mid elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Summer
  • Life Cycle: Annual, Biennial
  • Height: 4--20 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, Bog/Fen/Wetland, Disturbed, Moist Riverbanks
  • Found In: Wallowas, Steens, Mt. Rainier Np, East Gorge, West Gorge
  • Native: Yes

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