Drymocallis convallaria

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Scientific Name Drymocallis convallaria (Potentilla convallaria, Drymocallis arguta ssp. convallaria) USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Creamy Cinquefoil ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Rosaceae (Rose) eFloras.org
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane, subalpine. Moist meadows, open forests, sagebrush and grassy rocky slopes.
Plant: Erect perennial with tall, usually unbranched stems 16 to 36 inches high (plant in photos is about 2 feet tall). Glandular (sticky) hairs overall.
Leaves: Pinnately-compound mostly basal leaves; 3 to 9 elliptic-obovate hairy leaflets, terminal leaflet up to 2 inches long, smaller nearer stem; toothed edges.
Inflorescence: Clusters of 10 to 40 sticky buds, with usually one or a few in bloom at any time; strawberry-like blossoms about 3/4-inch across with 5 white or creamy-white rounded petals, 5 pointed green sepals, 20 or more yellow stamens and yellow domed center.
References: Descr. adapted from efloras.org and www.americansouthwest.net.
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