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POTENTILLA ARGUTA | Prairie Cinquefoil

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Product Description

"Prairie Cinquefoil, Tall Cinquefoil, Five-finger, Glandular Cinquefoil, White Cinquefoil"

Potentilla comes from the Latin and is a diminutive form of the word "powerful". This refers to major medicinal qualities once assigned to another species of the genus Potentilla. Arguta also comes from the Latin and means "sharp", referring to the "teeth" found on the leaf margins.

 
Sun Exposure               Prairie, Savanna
Soil Moisture Dry Mesic, Dry
Bloom Time

Summer, Fall                      June, July, August, September

Bloom Color Yellow
Max Height 2 feet
Wetland Code FAC-
Germ Code  C(60), D, G
Seeds Per Ounce   230,000

 

Praire Cinquefoil has an erect, unbranched stems to 3 feet with a dense covering of brown hairs. Basal leaves are cut into 7 to 11 oval segments with the 3 leaves at the end being slightly larger than the others. White to cream-colored flowers appear in loose clusters and bloom from through June and July. Most members of this genus have yellow flowers; P. arguta is an exception to the rule. Very common in open areas throughout the Tallgrass region.

Erect, unbranched stems to 3 feet with a dense covering of brown hairs. Basal leaves are cut into 7 to 11 oval segments with the 3 leaves at the end being slightly larger than the others. White to cream-colored flowers appear in loose clusters and bloom from through June and July. Most members of this genus have yellow flowers; P. arguta is an exception to the rule. Very common in open areas throughout the Tallgrass region.

Specific use of this plant for medicinal purposes was only by the Ojibwa; they powdered the root, put the moistened powder on duck down and used it to control bleeding. It's ability to control bleeding (astringent) is due to the tannins contained in the plant.

Edible Uses: Unknown

Medicinal Uses: Unknown

Herbal Uses: Unknown

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