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Potentilla nivea
snow cinquefoil Rose Family
Potentilla nivea Rosaceae
common names
  snow cinquefoil
  snowy cinquefoil
accepted scientific name
  Potentilla nivea L.
rules for finding collection records
  Potentilla nivea (331)
  Potentilla prostrata floccosa (3)
  exclude Potentilla nivea dissecta
  exclude Potentilla nivea pentaphylla
family name
Image Author: ©2003 Mary Ellen (Mel) Harte, Bugwood.org
Image License: CC BY-NC
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Five petals
Petal colors: color
Flower size is .4 to .6 inches
Leaf: Alternate, Basal
Plant Observed beginning of June thru 1st week of September

How Likely at this Location (16%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (45%)
Links to Plant Photos
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Wikimedia Commons (2)
Cal Photos (3)
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