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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Comarum (an old Greek name). Rosaceae. One species allied to Potentilla, and often referred to that genus but differing in the lateral style unknown in Potentilla. C. palustre, Linn. (Potentilla paldstris, Scop.), the marsh cinquefoil, is a decumbent herb growing in swales in the northern states (also in the Old World), with pinnate, 5-7-foliolate Lvs. (Lfts. dentate), and solitary or cymose purple fls. ½in. across: petals shorter than the calyx-lobes, acute; stamens numerous. An odd and interesting but not showy plant, sometimes planted in bogs. Mn. 3:97.—The fr. somewhat resembles a strawberry, but is spongy instead of juicy. In some parts of Scotland, it is said to be called cowberry and is rubbed on the inside of milk-pails to thicken the milk. C. Salesovii, Bunge (Potentilla Salesoviana Steph.), of the Himalayan rigion and Thibet, 11,000-14,000 ft. altitude, is a suffruticose silky-hairy plant worthy of cult., but little known in gardens: Lvs. pinnate; Lfts. 7-9, oblong, obtuse, crenate- serrate: fls. white, in an ample paniculate cyme. Probably better placed in Potentilla. B.M. 7258. N. Taylor. CH

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