TALL WOOD-BEAUTY
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Drymocallis arguta   (Pursh ) Rydb.
[=Potentilla arguta Pursh]
Morris County, Kansas
Perennial
Height: 12-40 inches
Family: Rosaceae - Rose Family
Flowering Period:   June, July
Stems: Erect, simple or branched distally, sparsely to densely glandular-villous, without prickles.
Leaves: Basal and cauline; alternate, odd-pinnately compound, frequently with smaller leaflets intermixed with larger ones; stipules leaf-like; petiole present on basal and lower cauline leaves, absent on upper cauline leaves. Basal leaves 2.5 to 16 inches, surfaces densely villous abaxially, sparsely villous adaxially; blade odd-pinnately compound; leaflets 7-11, ovate to obovate, oblong, or elliptic, 1 to 3.2 inches, margins sharply serrate to shallowly incised. Cauline leaves: leaflets 5(-9), sharply serrate.
Inflorescences: Terminal, 10-40-flowered cymes.
Flowers: Sepals, petals and stamens arising from rim of hypanthium; epicalyx bractlets 5; hypanthium shallowly cup-shaped; sepals 5, spreading, elliptic, .24 to .35 inch; petals 5, spreading, cream-colored to yellowish white, obovate, .28 to .4 inch; stamens 20-30(-40); receptacle hemispheric to conic; pistils 10-80, distinct, free; ovaries superior; style deciduous, filiform; ovule 1.
Fruits: Aggregated achenes; achenes light brown, obovoid, .04 to .06 inch, faintly ribbed or minutely wrinkled glabrous.
Habitat: Tallgrass prairies, openings in oak-hickory woodlands, and roadsides.
Distribution: East third of Kansas
Origin: Native
Comments: Drymocallis, woods and beauty, and arguta, acute, alluding to the teeth of the leaflets.

Tall wood-beauty inflorescence
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