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Potentilla simplex

Potentilla simplex Michx.

Potentilla simplex Michx. var. argyrisma Fernald

Potentilla simplex Michx. var. calvescens Fernald

Potentilla simplex Michx. var. typica Fernald

Common 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
Speciessimplex“Simple, undivided, unbranched”

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Potentilla simplex description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 17 Dec 2011.

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Potentilla simplex (Common Cinquefoil)

Resting place for a daddy longlegs. · 6/17/2010 · Mt. Lebanon St., Pepperell, MA
≈ 6 × 4" (15 × 10 cm)

Potentilla simplex (Common Cinquefoil)

9/20/2009 · Wild Gardens of Acadia, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME
≈ 21 × 14" (52 × 34 cm)

Potentilla simplex (Common Cinquefoil)

8/25/2009 · Nashua River Rail Trail, East Pepperell, MA
≈ 4 × 4½" (11 × 12 cm) ID is uncertain

Potentilla simplex (Common Cinquefoil)

8/25/2009 · Nashua River Rail Trail, East Pepperell, MA
≈ 4 × 5" (10 × 13 cm) ID is uncertain

Potentilla simplex (Common Cinquefoil)

6/2/2008 · Tom and Susan’s, Pepperell, MA
≈ 17 × 11" (43 × 27 cm) ID is uncertain

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