Common Names: Wooly Cinquefoil, Hippio’s Cinquefoil, horse cinquefoil, Hipp’s cinquefoil
Synonyms: Potentilla hippiana
Taxonomy: Rose (Rosaceae)
Habit: perennial forb
Size: up to 2’
Flowers: Yellow, 5 petals
Bloom: Jun, Jul, Aug
Leaves: alternate basal
Fruit: aschene capsule
Flowers are yellow, about 1/2” across, with 5 broad petals that are tapered at the base and rounded, straight across, or slightly depressed at the tip. In the center are about 20 yellow stamens. The calyx cupping the flowers has 5 triangular to lance-shaped, sharply pointed sepals that are somewhat shorter than the petals. Leaves are mostly basal, pinnately compound with 7 to 13 leaflets, on stalks 1 to 4 inches long.
Distribution: AZ, CO, MI, MN, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, SD, UT, WY
Habitat: This plant grows in a variety of habitat types, including grassland, forest, meadow, and sagebrush communities.