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Drymocallis glandulosa
sticky cinquefoil
WTU specimens
Other herbaria
WTU images

Distribution: In Washington from the coast to mid elevations in the mountains; south to California and east to Montana.

Habitat: Open, mesic areas from coastal meadows to forest openings.

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Glandular perennial with a branched crown and rhizomes, the individual stems simple below the inflorescence, 1.5-4 dm. tall.


Leaves alternate, pinnate; leaflets 5-9, glandular-pubescent, oblong-obovate, the terminal leaflet wedge-shaped; cauline leaves few, reduced upward.


Inflorescence cymose, few-flowered, diffuse, leafy bracteate; calyx rotate, 5-parted, the segments alternating with bracteoles, 4-8 mm. long; petals yellow, broadly ovate, about equal to the sepals, ascending; stamens usually 25; pistils numerous; style thickened above the base and tapered to each end, exceeding the ovary to which it is attached well below the middle.


Achenes about 1 mm. long.

Accepted Name:
Drymocallis glandulosa (Lindl.) Rydb.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Potentilla glandulosa Lindl. [HC]
ssp. glabrata – Idaho wood beauty
ssp. glandulosa – gland cinquefoil, sticky cinquefoil
ssp. pseudorupestris – cliff drymocallis    Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to Alberta, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and Nevada.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Drymocallis glandulosa in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Drymocallis glandulosa checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Drymocallis glandulosa atlas page.

CalPhotos: Drymocallis glandulosa photos.

USDA Plants: Drymocallis glandulosa information.

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