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4a. Potentilla bifurca var. bifurca

二裂委陵菜(原变种) er lie wei ling cai (yuan bian zhong)

Flowering stems 5–20 cm tall, together with petioles and pedicels densely villous or hirtellous throughout. Leaflets elliptic or obovate-elliptic, apex 2-fid, rarely 3-fid. Inflorescence corymbose, many flowered. Flowers 0.7–1 cm in diam. Fl. and fr. May–Sep.

Sparse forests, grassy mountain slopes, loess slopes, field and road banks, semidry desert grasslands, sandy coasts; 800--3600 m. Gansu, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Nei Mongol, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang [Korea, Mongolia, Russia].

This variety is used medicinally and for forage.


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