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Drymocallis arguta
Drymocallis arguta.  Synonym: Potentilla arguta.  (Sticky Cinquefoil)
Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Montane, subalpine. Meadows. Summer.
Turkey Spring Trail, June 26, 2007.

This white or creamy-yellow wildflower is found in dry to moderately moist meadows.  Stems are tall and usually unbranched and leaves are serrated and broken into five to seven leaflets.  Leaves are similar to the very common, yellow-flowered Potentilla pulcherrima

D. arguta is not a common plant and it is even more difficult to find because it often grows in tall grasses, as the picture at left shows.

"Drymocallis" is Greek for "woodland trail".  "Arguta", "sharp-toothed", refers to the leaves.

Linnaeus named the Potentilla genus in 1753, and Frederick Pursh named this species, Potentilla arguta in 1814 from a specimen collected by John Bradbury.  Per Axel Rydberg renamed the plant Drymocallis arguta in 1898.

See also Potentillas and Geum aleppicum and Geum macrophyllum.

Drymocallis arguta
Drymocallis arguta.  Synonym: Potentilla arguta.  (Sticky Cinquefoil)
Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Montane, subalpine. Meadows. Summer.
Turkey Spring Trail, June 26, 2007.

Drymocallis arguta
Drymocallis arguta.  Synonym: Potentilla arguta.  (Sticky Cinquefoil)
Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Montane, subalpine. Meadows. Summer.
Turkey Spring Trail, June 26, 2007.

Glandular, i.e., sticky, hairs glisten on buds.  The plant overall is glandular.

Range map © John Kartesz,
Floristic Synthesis of North America

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Range map for Drymocallis arguta