[Cinquefoils: The Genus Potentilla in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Valley Cinquefoil, Sharp-toothed Cinquefoil, Tall Cinquefoil

Potentilla arguta var. convallaria

Synonyms: Drymocallis convallaria, Potentilla arguta, Potentilla arguta ssp. convallaria, Potentilla convallaria

Flowers of Valley Cinquefoil, Sharp-toothed Cinquefoil, Tall Cinquefoil: Potentilla arguta var. convallaria (Synonym: Potentilla arguta ssp. convallaria)

Inflorescence of tall cinquefoil as seen at the base of Steptoe Butte in eastern Washington....................June 22, 2009. The branches of the inflorescence are nearly erect and hold the flowers so that the inflorescence is nearly flat-topped.

Flowers of Valley Cinquefoil, Sharp-toothed Cinquefoil, Tall Cinquefoil: Potentilla arguta var. convallaria (Synonym: Potentilla arguta ssp. convallaria) -- Calyx of Valley Cinquefoil, Sharp-toothed Cinquefoil, Tall Cinquefoil: Potentilla arguta var. convallaria (Synonym: Potentilla arguta ssp. convallaria) -- Flower of Valley Cinquefoil, Sharp-toothed Cinquefoil, Tall Cinquefoil: Potentilla arguta var. convallaria (Synonym: Potentilla arguta ssp. convallaria)

Close-up views of the flowers and calyx of tall cinquefoil as seen at the base of Steptoe Butte in eastern Washington....................June 22, 2009. Note the pale, creamy petals and numerous spreading, gland-tipped hairs on the calyx and pedicels.

Basal leaves of Valley Cinquefoil, Sharp-toothed Cinquefoil, Tall Cinquefoil: Potentilla arguta var. convallaria (Synonym: Potentilla arguta ssp. convallaria)

Close-up view of the basal leaves and lower stem of tall cinquefoil as seen at the base of Steptoe Butte in eastern Washington....................June 22, 2009.

Flower and upper stem leaves of Synonyms: Drymocallis convallaria, Potentilla arguta, Potentilla arguta ssp. convallaria, Potentilla convallaria

Basal leaf of Synonyms: Drymocallis convallaria, Potentilla arguta, Potentilla arguta ssp. convallaria, Potentilla convallaria - Synonyms: Drymocallis convallaria, Potentilla arguta, Potentilla arguta ssp. convallaria, Potentilla convallaria - Upper stem and inflorescence of Synonyms: Drymocallis convallaria, Potentilla arguta, Potentilla arguta ssp. convallaria, Potentilla convallaria

Additional close-up views of valley cinquefoil as seen on rocky slopes above the Painted Rocks, Little Spokane River Natural Area...................May 23, 2010.

Paul Slichter