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Common name

English: White cinquefoil

German: Wei├čes Fingerkraut


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Rosales (119)

        Family: Rosaceae (56)(family description)

          Genus: Potentilla (5)

            Epithet: alba L. (6)

Synonyms: Dasiphora alba (L.) Raf., Fragariastrum album (L.) Schur, Potentilla caulescens Moench, Potentilla cordata Schrank, Potentilla nitida Scop., Trichothalamus albus (L.) Fourr.

alba => white

album => dead white, without lustre

albus => dead white, without lustre

cordata => heart-shaped, as of leaves having the stalk at the notched end

nitida => shining, smooth and clear, lustrous


Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Potentilla alba at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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