Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Silver Cinquefoil - Potentilla argentea   L.
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AuthorL.
DistributionScattered locations in the Mountains, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain. A specimen from Dare County is Ranunculus scleratus; a specimen from Union County is some other Potentilla.

Native of Eurasia; in N.A. southern Canada south to NC, TN, CO, OR.
AbundanceRare.
HabitatRoadsides, yard weed, rock outcrop, fields.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting May-July.
IdentificationSilver Cinquefoil has silvery white undersides of its leaves, which are divided into finger-like lobes. The yellow flowers occur in terminal cymes.
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Other Common Name(s)Silvery Cinquefoil
State RankSE
Global RankGNR
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