Potentilla glabrella

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Potentilla glabrella Rydb. Mem. Dep. Bot. Columbia
Univ. 2 : 94. 1898.
Potentilla sericea glabraia Hook. Fl. Bor. Am. 1 : 189. 1832. Not P. glabrata Willd. 1813. Potentilla pennsylvanica glabrata S. Wats. Proc. Am. Acad. 8: 554. 1873.
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Perennial, with a short caudex ; stem generally erect and strict, rather low, 1-2 dm. high, glabrate or sparingly pubescent; stipules ovate, pectinately toothed; leaves pinnate, with 5-11 rather approximate leaflets, glabrate or glandular-pruinose, sparingly hairy
on the veins and margins ; leaflets obovate to oblanceolate, the lower ones smaller, very
deeply dissected into oblong, acute or obtuse segments ; cyme rather few-flowered ; hypanthium hirsute or puberulent ; bractlets oblong or lanceolate, somewhat shorter than the broadly ovate sepals, both rather strongly veined, about 5 mm. long ; petals obovate, about equaling the sepals ; stamens 20 ; pistils very numerous ; styles short, fusiform and glandular
Type locality : Rocky Mountains [British America] . Distribution : From Saskatchewan and Alberta to Wyoming.
bibliographic citation
Per Axel Rydberg. 1908. ROSACEAE (pars). North American flora. vol 22(4). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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