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Potentilla

 

 

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderRosalesRose family and eight others
FamilyRosaceaeIncludes apples, apricots, plums, cherries, peaches, pears, raspberries, strawberries, almonds, roses, meadowsweets, photinias, firethorns, rowans, and hawthorns; many others
GenusPotentillaLatin for “powerful,” for the medicinal qualities of some species

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Potentilla description by Thomas H. Kent, not updated.

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Potentilla

(Potentilla) · 6/26/2012 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Dunstable, Dunstable, MA
≈ 7 × 4½" (17 × 11 cm) Species not yet identified

Potentilla

(Potentilla) · 6/26/2012 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Dunstable, Dunstable, MA
≈ 5 × 3½" (13 × 9.2 cm) Species not yet identified