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Potentilla Linnaeus. Subfamily: Rosoideae. Tribe: Potentilleae. Subtribe: Potentillinae. Cinquefoil, Five-fingers, Potentilla.

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A genus of 350-400 species, depending on the controversial circumscription. Potentilla here follows the circumscription recommended by Eriksson, Persson, & Smedmark (2022), excluding Alchemilla, Aphanes, Argentina, Comarum, Dasiphora, Drymocallis, Fragaria, and Sibbaldiopsis (for our area), but including Duchesnea, following studies by Dobeš & Paule (2010), Soják (2010), Eriksson et al. (2003), and Eriksson, Persson, & Smedmark (2022).

Ref: Dobeš & Paule (2010); Eriksson et al. (2003); Eriksson, Donoghue, & Hibbs (1998); Eriksson, Persson, & Smedmark (2022); Ertter & Reveal (2014a) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2014); Ertter et al. (2014) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2014); Kalkman In Kubitzki et al. (2004); Robertson (1974); Soják (2010). Show full citations.

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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Potentilla indica | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Potentilla recta | Original Image ⭷

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