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Potentilla intermedia

Potentilla intermedia L.

 

Downy 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
SpeciesintermediaIntermediate, indicating an observation that a species was probably considered as being halfway or partway between two others with regard to some particular characteristic, e.g. tall, short, and “intermediate”

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Potentilla intermedia description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Nov 2013.

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Potentilla intermedia (Downy Cinquefoil)

7/20/2013 · Wooden Bridge, East Pepperell, MA
≈ 5 × 4½" (13 × 11 cm) ID is uncertain

Potentilla intermedia (Downy Cinquefoil)

7/20/2013 · Wooden Bridge, East Pepperell, MA
≈ 4 × 3½" (10 × 9.5 cm) ID is uncertain

Potentilla intermedia (Downy Cinquefoil)

7/20/2013 · Wooden Bridge, East Pepperell, MA
≈ 4½ × 7" (11 × 16 cm) ID is uncertain

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