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Potentilla argentea L.

Silver-leaved cinquefoil

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderRosalesRose family and eight others
FamilyRosaceaeIncludes apples, apricots, plums, cherries, peaches, pears, raspberries, strawberries, almonds, roses, meadowsweets, photinias, firethorns, rowans, and hawthorns; many others
GenusPotentillaLatin for “powerful,” for the medicinal qualities of some species

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Potentilla argentea description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Potentilla argentea (silver-leaved cinquefoil)

6/23/2012 · Nashua River Rail Trail, East Pepperell, Pepperell, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 8 × 5" (19 × 13 cm)

Potentilla argentea (silver-leaved cinquefoil)

7/29/2023 · Eastern Promenade, Portland, Maine

Potentilla argentea (silver-leaved cinquefoil)

5/24/2010 · Eastern Promenade, Portland, Maine
≈ 15 × 10" (39 × 26 cm)


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