|Scientific Name||Potentilla hippiana||USDA PLANTS Symbol||POHI6|
|Common Name||Woolly Cinquefoil||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||24718|
Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine (6000 to 11500); widely distributed in sunny open areas, meadows, hillsides and gravelly slopes.
Plant: Perennial up to 20 inches tall; slender, whitish, hairy, erect but leaning stems.
Leaves: Mostly basal and crowded, 2 to 6 inches long overall, pinnately-divided into 5 to 13 leaflets, oblanceolate, 1/2 to 1-1/2 inches long, toothed edges, silvery and hairy on top, wooly beneath. See photos above.
Inflorescence: Branching cyme with ascending branches of a few to several yellow flowers, each with 5 petals, sometimes with shallowly-notched tips, each about 1/4-inch long, slightly longer than the hairy, gray-ish sepals beneath.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, Flora of North America, SEINet and US Forest Service, Guide to the Common Potentilla Species of the Blue Mountains Ecoregion
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County