Potentilla verna L.
Common Name: SPRING CINQUEFOIL
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

A European species, sometimes cultivated in rock gardens and as an edging plant; rarely escaped, but collected as a lawn weed in Lenawee Co. by A. A. Reznicek in 1995.

Potentilla verna has quite small leaflets (even the largest less than ca. 2 cm long) and small anthers ca. 0.6 mm long. Potentilla reptans is a well known weed in southern Ontario, but yet to be documented from Michigan. It is larger than P. verna, with striking, long, trailing stolons rooting at the nodes, and larger-flowered, with anthers > 1 mm long.

Locations

Lenawee County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 12, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2844.