Potentilla norvegica Linnaeus. Strawberry-weed, Rough Cinquefoil. Phen: Late May-Dec; Jun-Dec. Hab: Floodplain forests, alluvial openings; sand bars, pastures, fields, disturbed areas, especially where moist. Dist: This species is apparently a genetically diverse, circumboreal species complex, with both native and introduced elements now present in our area.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Syn: = Ar, C, FNA9, G, GrPl, Il, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, RAB, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WV; > Potentilla monspeliensis – S; > Potentilla norvegica ssp. monspeliensis – K1, Pa; > Potentilla norvegica var. norvegica – F