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Robbins' Cinquefoil:
A Partnership Success


Most of the population of Robbins' cinquefoil grows within one acre of land on the flank of Mount Washington.


  • Rare White Mountain Plant Recovers: Endangered Species Success Story

    "The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has removed the Robbins' cinquefoil, a rare plant that was on the brink of extinction just a few years ago, from the federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants. The plant's recovery was aided by the conservation efforts of a partnership among the Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the Appalachian Mountain Club, and the New England Wild Flower Society."

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  • The story of the recovery of Robbins' cinquefoil began more than 180 years ago.

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  • Click on the picture to see and download a 300 ppi image (suitable for publication) of Robbins' cinquefoil (Potentilla robbinsiana). Credit: USFWS.


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