A genus of over 300 species, Potentilla includes annuals, biennials, herbaceous perennials and woody shrubs. Most of them are native to the Northern Hemisphere.








Potentilla alba white Cinquefoil
P. argentea Silvery Cinquefoil
P. atrosanguinea Himalayan Cinquefoil

P. canadensis

Oldfield Cinquefoil

P. cinerea Rusty Cinquefoil
P. flabeillfolia Fanleaf Cinquefoil
P. fragiformis
(P. emarginata)
Strawberry Cinquefoil
P. fruticosa Bush Cinquefoil
P. tonguei  
P. nepalensis Nepal Cinquefoil

P. neyndensis

Spanish Cinquefoil

P. nitida Snowline Cinquefoil
P. norvegica Rough Cinquefoil
P. palustris Marsh Cinquefoil
P. pyrenaica Pyrenees Cinquefoil
P. recta Sulfur Cinquefoil
P. simplex Barren-strawberry
P. tabemaemontani  
P. x   longuei (tormentillo.formosa) Tomentilla Cinquefoil
P. tridentata Wineleaf Cinquefoil,
Three-toothed Cinquefoil
P. verna Spring Cinquefoil
P. villosa Hairy Cinquefoil

Species Hgt
P. atrosanguinea 18-30 Red 3
P. nepalensis 12-24 Purple 5
P. recta 12-30 Yellow 5
P. tabemaemontani 6-9 Yellow 5
P. tridentata 6-12 white 3

* Guides and Keys are from the book "Herbaceous Perennial Plants A Treatise on their Identification, Culture and Garden Attributes" by Dr Allan M. Armitage of the University of Georgia. Varsity Press, Athens, Georgia. 1989 ISBN 0-942375-00. More on Dr Armitage and his other books.


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