Sibbaldiopsis tridentata (Three-Toothed Cinquefoil) - photos and description






General: Perennials with a low, tufted growth habit. Plants are stoloniferous.

Flowers: Flowers grow in cymes, are white with 5 petals. We measured a flower to 15 mm in diameter.

Leaves: Leaves are alternate, glossy green, trifoliate, and three toothed. Leaves with petiole measured at 4 cm long and 3 cm wide. We measured a leaflet at 21 mm long and 9 mm wide. The leaflets are cuneate. Bottom of leaves with appressed hairs, leaves with hairy margins, plant stems pubescent.

Height: Height listed in Budd's Flora to 30 cm. We measured plants to 13 cm tall.

Habitat: Sandy woods in the boreal forest.

Abundance: Common.

Origin: Native.

Synonym: Listed in some of the field guides we use as Potentilla tridentata.

When and where photographed: Photos taken June 28th in sandy, jack pine woods, south of La Ronge, about 600 km north of Regina, SK, and in Meadow Lake Provincial forest about 550 km north west of our home in Regina, SK.