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Potentilla paradoxa Nuttall. Bushy Cinquefoil. Phen: May-Sep. Hab: Riverbanks, lakeshores, also roadsides. Dist: NY, QC, MB, SK, AB, and BC south to e. PA, n. OH, se. MI, s. IN, s. IL, MO, n. TX, NM, AZ, and OR. Reported for s. IN by Bill Thomas (pers.comm., 2022).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: Sometimes treated as a subspecies of the circumboreal P. supina complex.

Synonymy: = C, G, GrPl, Il, Pa, S13, Tx; = Potentilla supina L. ssp. paradoxa (Nutt.) Soják – FNA9, K3, K4, Mi, NY; > Potentilla nicolletii (S.Watson) E.Sheld. – F; > Potentilla paradoxa Nutt. – F

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL (name change)
  • Great Plains: FACW (name change)
  • Midwest: FACW (name change)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACW (name change)

Heliophily ?: 7

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image of plant© Erik Danielson source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Erik Danielson source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Erik Danielson source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Erik Danielson source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Erik Danielson source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Erik Danielson source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Erik Danielson source | Original Image ⭷

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