Common name: Villous cinquefoil

Family: Rosacea

Information: This plant species is a hairy perennial herb. It grows at all elevations, but is smaller in stature in alpine areas. It is found commonly in exposed areas such as meadows, ridges, and scree slopes (Pojar & MacKinnon 2014).

Photo: A rocky south facing slope near the ridge top in South Chilcotin Mtns. Provincial Park at an approx. elevation of 2150m. N. Hewitt, July 28 2019.


Sources and additional resources:

Botanical species illustration: http://www.efloras.org/object_page.aspx?object_id=130594&flora_id=1

Pojar, J. & MacKinnon, A. (2014). Plants of Coastal British Columbia: Including Washington, Oregon & Alaska. Vancouver: Lone Pine Publishing.

Klinkenberg, Brian. (Ed.) 2020. E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia [eflora.bc.ca]. http://linnet.geog.ubc.ca/Atlas/Atlas.aspx?sciname=Potentilla%20villosa. Accessed: 2020-05-12.