Taxon: Potentilla recta L.

Genus: Potentilla
Family: Rosaceae
Subfamily: Rosoideae
Tribe: Potentilleae
Subtribe: Potentillinae
Nomen number: 29517
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:497. 1753
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 11-May-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 11 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Rep NCEPPC)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Algeria ; Morocco
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia ; Azerbaijan ; Georgia ; Russian Federation Dagestan, Krasnodar; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia Ciscaucasia
    • China: China Xinjiang, Xizang
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan ; Kyrgyzstan ; Tajikistan ; Turkmenistan ; Uzbekistan
    • Siberia: Russian Federation Altay
    • Western Asia: Cyprus ; Iran ; Iraq ; Turkey
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus ; Moldova ; Russian Federation Penza, Samara, Saratov, Volgograd; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria ; Czech Republic ; Hungary ; Poland ; Slovakia
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania ; Bosnia and Herzegovina ; Bulgaria ; Croatia ; Greece ; Italy ; Macedonia ; Romania ; Serbia ; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Spain

  • Naturalized

  • Asia-Temperate

    • Eastern Asia: Japan Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia New South Wales, Tasmania, Victoria
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Estonia ; Latvia ; Lithuania ; Russian Federation-European part European part
    • Middle Europe: Belgium ; Netherlands ; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark ; Finland ; Norway ; Sweden ; United Kingdom
  • Northern America

    • Canada ; United States
  • Southern America

    • Southern South America: Argentina Chubut, Neuquen, Rio Negro


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  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
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Check other web resources for Potentilla recta L. :


  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image