Drymocallis fissa

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Scientific Name Drymocallis fissa (Potentilla fissa) USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Leafy Cinquefoil ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Rosaceae (Rose) Flora of North America Reference
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Description Lifezones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine; open areas, hillsides, gravelly slopes, grasslands, roadsides, streamsides.
Plant: Erect perennial 8 to 12 inches tall, leafy, sticky stems.
Leaves: Pinnately-compound leaves 2-3/4 to 8 inches long with 9 to 13 leaflets, each 3/8 to 1-5/8 inches long with toothed edges; hairy or smooth upper surfaces; sticky and hairy below.
Inflorescence: Yellow saucer-shaped flowers up to 1 inch across in clusters with 5 bright yellow rounded petals, 5 sepals and 5 bractlets.
References: Descr. adapted from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield.
Colorado Status

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