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Wheeler's Cinquefoil
Potentilla wheeleri
About Wheeler's Cinquefoil (Potentilla wheeleri) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Potentilla wheeleri is a species of cinquefoil known by the common name Kern cinquefoil or Wheeler's cinquefoil. It is native to the Sierra Nevada and nearby ranges of California and it has been reported from Arizona and Baja California. Its habitat includes moist areas in mountainous regions. This tuftlike plant produces spreading, decumbent stems with leaves sometimes arranged in a rosette about the caudex. The hairy stems reach a maximum length near 25 centimeters. The rough-haired leaves are palmate, each divided into five wedge-shaped leaflets which are lined or tipped with teeth. The inflorescence is a cyme of several flowers with yellow petals each a few millimeters long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

0.8 - 9.8 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Wildlife Supported

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 15.0" - 52.7", Summer Precipitation: 0.39" - 2.94", Coldest Month: 17.9" - 51.8", Hottest Month: 38.4" - 77.3", Humidity: 1.32" - 24.39", Elevation: 1646" - 14460"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Kern Cinquefoil

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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