Potentilla inclinata Vill.
Common Name: ASHY CINQUEFOIL
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

Potentilla inclinata A. A. Reznicek

Of European origin, often known as P. canescens Besser, first collected in Michigan in 1896 at Whitmore Lake (Livingston or Washtenaw Co.) and apparently well established by the 1920’s and 1930’s as a weed of sandy roadsides and fields, railroads, and exposed rocks.

The leaflets are very similar in shape to those of P. recta (narrowly cuneate at the base, rather than the more rounded shape of P. norvegica), although averaging a little smaller; but they are gray-tomentose, with intermixed long hairs, on the lower surface. The flowers are smaller than in P. recta, with deeper yellow petals (as in P. argentea). The intermediate nature of these plants has led to the suggestion that they may be of hybrid origin.

Locations

Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Chippewa County
    Only on Drummond Island
Dickinson County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Hillsdale County
Huron County
Ingham County
Isabella County
Keweenaw County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Macomb County
Marquette County
Oakland County
Schoolcraft County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 15, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2507.