Data mode


Sign up

Copy permalink to share

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

Key to Potentilla

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.

Show in key(s)

Show parent family

Show species in Potentilla

Your browser does not support SVGs

Hover over a shape, letter, icon, or arrow on the map for definition or see the legend. Data for arrows not developed for genera and families which may have species only occurring outside the flora area.

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


See something wrong or missing on about Potentilla? Let us know here: (Please include your name and email if at all complicated so we can clarify if needed.)

Cite as...