Potentilla nana - Willd. ex Schlecht.
Arctic Cinquefoil
Other English Common Names: Dwarf Cinquefoil
Other Common Names: arctic cinquefoil
Synonym(s): Potentilla hyparctica Malte
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Potentilla nana Willd. ex Schlecht. (TSN 504584)
French Common Names: potentille naine
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.146675
Element Code: PDROS1B2N0
Informal Taxonomy: Plants, Vascular - Flowering Plants - Rose Family
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Plantae Anthophyta Dicotyledoneae Rosales Rosaceae Potentilla
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Concept Reference
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Concept Reference: Kartesz, J.T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 2nd edition. 2 vols. Timber Press, Portland, OR.
Concept Reference Code: B94KAR01HQUS
Name Used in Concept Reference: Potentilla nana
Conservation Status
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NatureServe Status

Global Status: G4G5
Global Status Last Reviewed: 17Aug2016
Global Status Last Changed: 13Dec1989
Ranking Methodology Used: Ranked by inspection
Rounded Global Status: G4 - Apparently Secure
Nation: United States
National Status: NNR
Nation: Canada
National Status: N4 (21Aug2015)

U.S. & Canada State/Province Status
United States Alaska (SNR), Montana (S2), Washington (SNR), Wyoming (S1)
Canada Alberta (SNR), British Columbia (S4), Labrador (SNR), Northwest Territories (SNR)

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Range Extent Comments: Alaska and the Yukon south to British Columbia and Alberta, east to Labrador. In Wyoming, known only from the N Wind River Range in Sublette and Fremont counties.

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Distribution
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Global Range: Alaska and the Yukon south to British Columbia and Alberta, east to Labrador. In Wyoming, known only from the N Wind River Range in Sublette and Fremont counties.

U.S. States and Canadian Provinces
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U.S. & Canada State/Province Distribution
United States AK, MT, WA, WY
Canada AB, BC, LB, NT

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U.S. Distribution by County Help
State County Name (FIPS Code)
MT Carbon (30009)
WY Fremont (56013), Sublette (56035)
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
U.S. Distribution by Watershed Help
Watershed Region Help Watershed Name (Watershed Code)
10 Clarks Fork Yellowstone (10070006)+, Upper Wind (10080001)+
14 Upper Green (14040101)+
+ Natural heritage record(s) exist for this watershed
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
Ecology & Life History Not yet assessed
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General Description: Low arctic cinquefoil is a perennial with stems 5-20 cm tall that arise from a branched rootstock covered by old reddish-brown leaf bases. The basal leaves have long petioles and blades with three coarsely-toothed leaflets; the stems have a few small, sessile leaves or leaf-like bracts and 1-3 flowers borne on short stalks. Foliage is loosely covered by long hairs that remain on the plant as it ages. The flowers are 1.5-2 cm in diameter and have a green 5 lobed calyx with small appendages on each lobe, 5 yellow heart-shaped petals, and many stamens and pistils. Each pistil has a single slender style attached at or near the top of the ovary.
Economic Attributes Not yet assessed
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Management Summary Not yet assessed
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Population/Occurrence Delineation Not yet assessed
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Population/Occurrence Viability
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U.S. Invasive Species Impact Rank (I-Rank) Not yet assessed
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Authors/Contributors
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Element Ecology & Life History Edition Date: 21Jan1999
Element Ecology & Life History Author(s): BLH

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