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Potentilla norvegica

Potentilla norvegica L.

 

Rough 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
Speciesnorvegica“Of or from Norway”

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Potentilla norvegica description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 19 May 2012.

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Potentilla norvegica (Rough Cinquefoil)

4/6/2012 · North Central Railroad Trail, Sparks, MD
≈ 2½ × 2½" (6.6 × 6.2 cm)

Potentilla norvegica (Rough Cinquefoil)

4/6/2012 · North Central Railroad Trail, Sparks, MD
≈ 5 × 4½" (12 × 11 cm)

Potentilla norvegica (Rough Cinquefoil)

4/6/2012 · North Central Railroad Trail, Sparks, MD
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 15 cm)

Potentilla norvegica (Rough Cinquefoil)

4/8/2012 · North Central Railroad Trail, Monkton Rd, Sparks, MD
≈ 7 × 4½" (17 × 11 cm)

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