Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Potentilla hippiana Lehmann
(Wooly Cinquefoil)

Family: Rosaceae

Status: Native

Potentilla diffusa A. Gray
Potentilla effusa of authors
Potentilla hippiana Lehmann var. diffusa (A. Gray) Lehmann
Potentilla propinqua Rydberg

Potentilla hippiana is a prostate herb with pinnately divided serrate leaflets. The flowers are yellow and usually in small clusters. The petals have a minute notch at the apex (emarginate.) Potentilla hippiana grows in high elevation moist meadows and can form a ground cover.
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Potentilla hippiana, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Signal Peak turnoff, July 3, 2007

Potentilla hippiana, foliage, photo Russ Kleinman, Bill Norris, & Mark Donnell, Mogollon Mtns., Redstone turnoff, Aug. 4, 2007

Potentilla hippiana, in fruit, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Signal Peak turnoff, Oct. 5, 2008

Potentilla hippiana, 4x macro of terminal styles after dissecting anthers away, photo Russ Kleinman, Leggett Canyon, June 29, 2009

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