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Varileaf Cinquefoil
Potentilla glaucophylla
About Varileaf Cinquefoil (Potentilla glaucophylla) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Varileaf Cinquefoil (Potentilla diversifolia) is a native perennial herb that grows in Central California, primarily in the High Sierra Nevada region. It is moderately fast growing and moderately long-lived. It grows in a semi-upright form to a height of 3 feet, with active growth during the spring and summer. Flowers are yellow and striking, and bloom in the late spring. Leaves are medium green and deciduous. It tends to grow in moist rocky places, at elevations from 8000-11600 feet.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

1.3 - 3 ft tall

Winter Deciduous

Flower Color
Flower Color

Wildlife Supported

Landscaping Information
Full Sun

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Moist rocky places

Annual Precipitation: 14.0" - 74.2", Summer Precipitation: 0.25" - 2.78", Coldest Month: 19.9" - 50.5", Hottest Month: 40.6" - 77.3", Humidity: 0.83" - 25.16", Elevation: 483" - 12730"

Alternative Names
Botanical Names: Potentilla diversifolia

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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