|Scientific Name||Potentilla subjuga||USDA PLANTS Symbol||POSU5|
|Common Name||Colorado Cinquefoil||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||504590|
|Family||Rosaceae (Rose)||Flora of North America Ref.||Click Here|
Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine (9500 to 13500 ft.); dry areas, gravelly slopes and meadows.
Plant: Tufted perennial 4 to 12 inches tall, one to several stems.
Leaves: Pinnately-compound leaves with the top 5 leaflets digitate and another opposite pair below separated by a length of leaf, and often a much smaller pair still further down the stem; leaflet surfaces green or grayish-green and slightly hairy, underside white-woolly. See photo below.
Inflorescence: Saucer-shaped yellow flowers 3/8 to 5/8-inch across, with 5 overlapping petals and hairy sepals; numerous stamens and pistils; very short bractlets below.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Alpine Flora of the Rocky Mountains" by Richard Scott and Flora of North America.
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County