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Navajo cinquefoil

Stems

0.2–1.5(–2) dm.

Basal leaves

palmate, rarely ternate, (1–)2–7(–18) cm;

petiole (0.5–)1–5(–11) cm, long hairs sparse to abundant, ± spreading (to ascending), 1–3(–4) mm, ± weak, glands ± abundant;

leaflets (3–)5(–7), central flabellate to obovate-cuneate or oblanceolate, (0.5–)1–3(–8) × 0.5–2 cm, not or ± petiolulate, distal 2/3–3/4 of margins evenly to unevenly incised 1/5–3/4 to midvein, sometimes deeply lobed as well, teeth 2–9 per side (some secondarily toothed as well), surfaces green, long hairs sparse to common, 1–2 mm (late-season leaves and adaxial surfaces sometimes nearly glabrate), glands sparse to abundant.

Inflorescences

(1–)3–15-flowered.

Pedicels

0.5–1.5(–2) cm.

Flowers

epicalyx bractlets lanceolate-elliptic, 1.5–3(–5) × 0.5–1.5 mm;

hypanthium 2.5–4 mm diam.;

sepals (2.5–)3–5(–6) mm, apex ± acute;

petals nearly white abaxially, pale yellow adaxially, narrowly obcordate, 3–6(–8) × 2.5–5 mm;

filaments 1.5–2.5 mm, anthers 0.5–1 mm;

carpels 4–12, styles 2–3 mm.

Achenes

1.5–2 mm, ± rugose.

Short

hairs well differentiated from long hairs, ± abundant to dense throughout.

Potentilla subviscosa

Discussion

Varieties 2 (2 in the flora).

(Discussion copyrighted by Flora of North America; reprinted with permission.)

Distribution
from FNA
AZ; CO; NM
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Parent taxa Rosaceae > subfam. Rosoideae > tribe Potentilleae > Potentilla > sect. Subviscosae
Sibling taxa
P. albiflora, P. ambigens, P. anachoretica, P. angelliae, P. anglica, P. anserina, P. arenosa, P. argentea, P. arizonica, P. basaltica, P. bicrenata, P. biennis, P. biflora, P. bimundorum, P. bipinnatifida, P. brevifolia, P. breweri, P. bruceae, P. brunnescens, P. canadensis, P. concinna, P. cottamii, P. crantzii, P. crebridens, P. crinita, P. cristae, P. demotica, P. drummondii, P. effusa, P. elegans, P. erecta, P. flabellifolia, P. fragiformis, P. furcata, P. glaucophylla, P. gracilis, P. grayi, P. hickmanii, P. hippiana, P. holmgrenii, P. hookeriana, P. hyparctica, P. inclinata, P. intermedia, P. jepsonii, P. johnstonii, P. lasiodonta, P. litoralis, P. macounii, P. millefolia, P. modesta, P. morefieldii, P. multijuga, P. multisecta, P. nana, P. newberryi, P. nivea, P. norvegica, P. ovina, P. paucijuga, P. pedersenii, P. pensylvanica, P. plattensis, P. pseudosericea, P. pulchella, P. pulcherrima, P. recta, P. reptans, P. rhyolitica, P. rimicola, P. rivalis, P. robbinsiana, P. rubella, P. rubricaulis, P. sanguinea, P. saximontana, P. sierrae-blancae, P. simplex, P. sterilis, P. stipularis, P. subgorodkovii, P. subjuga, P. subvahliana, P. supina, P. thurberi, P. thuringiaca, P. tikhomirovii, P. townsendii, P. uliginosa, P. uschakovii, P. vahliana, P. verna, P. versicolor, P. villosa, P. villosula, P. vulcanicola, P. wheeleri
Subordinate taxa
P. subviscosa var. ramulosa, P. subviscosa var. subviscosa
Key
1.Leaves often notably seasonally dimorphic; leaflets: early-season evenly to unevenly incised 1/2–3/4 to midvein (sometimes deeply lobed as well), teeth 3–7 per side (sometimes secondarily toothed); late-season evenly incised 1/5–1/4 to midvein, teeth 6–9 per side; petioles: long hairs 1–1.5(–3) mm; n Arizona and New Mexico, barely entering Colorado.P. subviscosa var. subviscosa
1.Leaves not notably seasonally dimorphic; leaflets ± evenly incised 1/4–1/2 to midvein, teeth 2–4(–6 in late-season) per side; petioles: long hairs 2–3(–4) mm; Santa Catalina and Rincon mountains and Sierra Ancha, se Arizona.P. subviscosa var. ramulosa
Name authority Greene: Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 8: 97. (1881)
Source Flora of North America vol. 9, p. 184.
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