Many Leaved Cinquefoil
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Many Leaved Cinquefoil
ative Photo: Tabish
Common name: Many Leaved Cinquefoil
Botanical name: Argentina polyphylla    Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)
Synonyms: Potentilla polyphylla, Potentilla barbata, Potentilla mooniana

Many Leaved Cinquefoil is a plant which can be easily distinguished by its leaves which have many elliptic toothed leaflets of varying sizes. The larger leaflets, 1.3-4 cm, alternate with much smaller ones. Flowers are yellow, 8-13 mm across, borne either in a lax erect leafy cluster, or in a short flat-topped cluster. Sepal cup is shaggy haired. Leaves are 15-25 cm long. The plant has several stems, growing 10-40 cm long. Many Leaved Cinquefoil is found in the Himalayas, from Uttarakhand to Bhutan, at altitudes of 2400-4000 m. Flowering: June-July.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand.

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