Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Potentilla flabellifolia -- (Fanleaf Cinquefoil)

presented by Susan McDougall

Potentilla flabellifolia

The flowers are borne on stems as much as a foot tall, and the basal leaves have three leaflets. The stems have only a few leaves.

Author: Susan McDougall
Louise Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7671, -121.7221, 4857
Date: July 1, 2014
Potentilla flabellifolia

The orangish-yellow flowers have 5 sepals and 5 petals. Potentillas are Rose Family members.

Author: Susan McDougall
Tipsoo Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.8687, -121.5176, 5275
Date: July 22, 2013
Potentilla flabellifolia

The most common cinquefoil at the Park, this species grows in subapine meadows from elevations of 4,500 to 7,000 feet. The leaflets are broad and coarsely toothed. This species bloms early, but individuals at higher elevations may be observed in flower late in the season.

Author: Susan McDougall
Shadow Lake trail, Mount Rainier National Park
Date: July 5, 2009

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