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Featherleaf Cinquefoil

Potentilla multisecta (S. Wats.) Rydb.

Comprehensive Description

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Potentilla multisecta (S. Wats.) Rydb. Bull. Torrey
Club 23 : 397. 1&6.
Potentilla diversifolia multisecta S. Wats. Bot. King's Expl. 86. 1871. Potentilla dissecta multisecta S. Wats. Proc. Am. Acad. 8 : 557. 1873.
Perennial, with a short caudex ; stem erect, slender, 1-2 dm. high, more or less silkystrigose; stipules ovate-lanceolate, acute, about 5 mm. long; basal leaves with petioles 5-10 cm. long, more or less silky, digitate or pinnate with approximate leaflets ; leaflets 3-7, the lower smaller, all dissected into linear or linear-oblong divisions ; stem-leaves much reduced and few; hypanthium silky, in fruit 4-5 mm. in diameter; bractlets and sepals oblong-lanceolate, acute, nearly equal, 3-4 mm. long; petals obcordate, about one half longer than the sepals ; stamens 20 ; pistils many ; styles filiform.
Type locality : East Humboldt Mountains, Nevada.
Distribution : High mountains from Montana and British Columbia to W3 r oming and
bibliographic citation
Per Axel Rydberg. 1908. ROSACEAE (pars). North American flora. vol 22(4). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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