Potentilla grayi

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Potentilla grayi
Gray's cinquefoil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Potentilla
Species: P. grayi
Binomial name
Potentilla grayi

Potentilla grayi is a species of cinquefoil known by the common name Gray's cinquefoil.[1]


Potentilla grayi is a small upright plant growing 10 to 20 centimeters tall. The leaves are ternate, divided into three leaflets. Each leaflet is roughly oval in shape and has usually seven blunt teeth along the edges. The inflorescence is a cyme of one to five flowers each with five yellow petals.


Potentilla grayi is endemic to the Sierra Nevada of California, where it grows in high mountain meadows.


  1. ^ "Potentilla grayi". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 

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