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Potentilla tridentata

Common Name(s):
Three-toothed cinquefoil
Category:
Wildflowers
Comment:

Wildlife Value: Members of the genus Potentilla support the following specialized bees: Andrena (Derandrena) ziziaeformisand Panurginus potentillae.

Season:
Summer into fall
Height:
1-10 in.
Foliage:
Compound leaf with three shiny leaflets; three rounded teeth at tip of each; turns deep red in fall
Flower:
Yellow flowers with five petals
Site:
Open acidic soil
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Tags:
nectar, pollinator, specialized bees, bees, wildlife

NCCES plant id: 2700

Potentilla tridentata Flower close up
Superior National Forest, CC BY - 2.0
Potentilla tridentata Flowers and leaves
peganum, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Potentilla tridentata Flowers
Kerry Woods, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Potentilla tridentata Form
Kerry Woods, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0