Potentilla concinna var. concinna

Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 9. Treatment on page 178. Mentioned on page 179, 180.

Stems 0.2–0.8 (–1) dm, lengths 1/2–1.5 (–2) times basal leaves. Basal leaves palmate; leaflets on tip or at least less than distal 1/10 of leaf axis, separate to touching, proximal pair not separated from others; distal 1/4–3/4 of central leaflets incised 1/4–1/2 to midvein, teeth (1–) 2–4 (–10) per side, 1–3 mm. Inflorescences (1–) 2–6-flowered. Petals (4–) 5–9 mm. Achenes 1.5–2 mm.


Phenology: Flowering early summer (Apr–Jun), occasionally second flowering late summer (Jul–Sep).
Habitat: Meadows and vernally moist openings in conifer and aspen woodlands, sagebrush rangelands, prairie hillsides, rocky outcrops and ridges
Elevation: 1300–3800 m

Distribution

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Alta., Sask., Ariz., Colo., Mont., N.Mex., N.Dak., S.Dak., Utah, Wyo.

Discussion

Variety concinna is the compact phase of Potentilla concinna with strictly palmate, short-toothed leaves that are often prominently bicolored. The variety occurs primarily in vernally wet meadows and similar situations in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and New Mexico, and in forested areas of northern Arizona. Plants referable to var. concinna also extend into the primary range of var. dissecta (S. Watson) B. Boivin at least as far as Alberta and North Dakota. No vouchers have been located to confirm reports from Idaho (R. J. Davis 1952; B. C. Johnston 1980). The low elevation extreme is from Alberta; the highest elevations are in Colorado and Wyoming.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"dm" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.

green +  and white +
grayish +  and white +
green +  and white +
smooth +  and lightly rugose +
1.5mm +  and 2mm +
green +  and grayish +
green +  and grayish +
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br />) +
Barbara Ertter +
Richardson in J. Franklin +
opposite +  and alternate +
Concinnae +
25 cm250 mm <br />0.25 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
less cordate or reniform +  and narrowly elliptic +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (25 cm250 mm <br />0.25 m <br />) +
reduced +
free +  and distinct +
hairy +  and glabrous +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (7 cm70 mm <br />0.07 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
narrowly oblanceolate +  and obovate +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br />) +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br />) +
Alta. +, Sask. +, Ariz. +, Colo. +, Mont. +, N.Mex. +, N.Dak. +, S.Dak. +, Utah +  and Wyo. +
not +  and aggregated +
1300–3800 m +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +
0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
lanceolate +  and narrowly ovate +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br />) +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
not +  and aggregated +
deciduous +
on style scar +, hairy +  and glabrous +
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (0.26 cm2.6 mm <br />0.0026 m <br />) +
Meadows and vernally moist openings in conifer and aspen woodlands, sagebrush rangelands, prairie hillsides, rocky outcrops and ridges +
stoloniferous +  and short-rhizomatous +
straight +
weak +  and stiff +
less appressed +  and ascending +
common +, sparse +  and abundant +
crisped +
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
crassinucellate +
bipinnate +, odd-pinnate +, subpalmate +, palmate +  and ternate +
opposite +  and alternate +
marcescent +
well-developed +
persistent +
cauline +  and basal +
reduced +
cuneate +  and obovate +
linear +  and oblanceolate +
palmate +  and pinnate +
entire +  and cleft +
1/4 +  and 3/4 +
inferior +  and superior +
clustered +, biseriate +  and superposed +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
free +  and distinct +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
7 cm70 mm <br />0.07 m <br /> (10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (7 cm70 mm <br />0.07 m <br />) +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
1/4 +  and 3/4 +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
Flowering early summer (Apr–Jun), occasionally second flowering late summer (Jul–Sep). +
adnate +, free +, connate +  and distinct +
subpinnate +  and pinnate +
12 cm120 mm <br />0.12 m <br /> (15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br />) +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (12 cm120 mm <br />0.12 m <br />) +
usually not much longer +
in J. Franklin, Narr. Journey Polar Sea, +
not arillate +
persistent +
free +  and distinct +
erect +  and spreading +
lanceolate +  and broadly ovate or deltate +
0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
free +  and distinct +
not rooting +
reddish +  and green +
prostrate +  and more or less decumbent +
1/2-1.5(-2) times basal leaves +
prostrate +  and erect +
1 +  and many +
not flagelliform +
palmate +  and pinnate +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br />) +
deciduous +
distinct +
subapical +
in proximal 1/5 +, not papillate-swollen +, filiform +  and filiform-tapered +
rough-thickened +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
not fleshy +
Potentilla concinna var. concinna +
Potentilla concinna +
variety +
2 +  and 4 +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
inconspicuous +
enlarged +
usually rosetted +  and tufted +
biennial +, annual +  and perennial +
herb +  and matted +