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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.