Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Sibbaldia retusa   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sibbaldiopsis tridentata   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Sibbaldia tridentata

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-04-008:
Potentilla tridentata   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Sibbaldiopsis tridentata

 

COMMON NAME:
Wineleaf Cinqefoil, Mountain Cinqefoil, Three-toothed Cinqefoil, Mountain White Potentilla


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Look for it on grassy balds, in crevices of rock outcrops at high (rarely moderate) elevations, high elevation glades, per Weakley's Flora

Subshrub; Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare, though sometimes very locally abundant

 

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Ternately compound
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
White
Radially symmetrical
5 united sepals/5 bracts
5 petals
28 stamens (approximately)

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Achene

 

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Sibbaldia retusa   FAMILY Rosaceae

Wineleaf Cinqefoil, Mountain Cinqefoil, Three-toothed Cinqefoil, Mountain White Potentilla