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Potentilla bruceae Rydb.
Habit: Plant +- tufted from few-branched caudex; glands 0. Stem: ascending, generally 15--50 cm, +- shaggy- to cottony-hairy. Leaf: palmate or subpalmate, petiole generally > blade; basal generally 5--20 cm, leaflets 5--7, +- overlapped, central generally 15--50 mm, +- obovate to oblanceolate, 7--13-toothed +- 1/2 to midvein, often deeply lobed, generally gray-hairy. Inflorescence: 5--50-flowered. Flower: hypanthium +- 5 mm wide; petals 5--8 mm; filaments 1--2.5 mm, anthers 0.7--1.2 mm; style 2--2.5 mm, +- slender. Fruit: +- 1.5 mm, smooth to +- veined, brown. Chromosomes: 2n=+-64--98,129.
Ecology: Seasonally dry meadows; Elevation: 1200--3700 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, CaRH, SNH, Wrn; Distribution Outside California: adjacent Nevada, southwestern Oregon. Flowering Time: Jun--Aug Note: Leaf division, hairs variable, but forming extensive uniform populations especially in northern SNH; probably hybridizing with Potentilla breweri.
Synonyms: Potentilla drummondii Lehm. subsp. bruceae (Rydb.) D.D. Keck; Potentilla subvillosa Rydb.
eFlora Treatment Author: Barbara Ertter
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Potentilla breweri
Next taxon: Potentilla concinna var. proxima
Citation for this treatment: Barbara Ertter 2016. Potentilla bruceae, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=88019, accessed on May 02, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 02, 2016.