Description from Flora of China
Potentilla longepetiolata H. Léveillé; P. fragarioides Linnaeus var. ternata Maximowicz; P. sutchuenica Cardot.
Flowering stems and petioles spreading pilose. Leaflets oblong, elliptic, or ovate, both surfaces sparsely appressed pilose, abaxially more densely so on veins, margin acutely serrate; stipules of cauline leaves acutely incised serrate at apex. Fl. and fr. Mar–Jun.
This variety is used medicinally.
Grassy and damp places in thinned forests, meadows on mountain slopes, stream sides; 300--2100 m. Fujian, Gansu, Guizhou, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Jilin, Liaoning, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang [Japan, Korea, Russia].