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Silverweed

Potentilla anserina

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.
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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Rosales
Family:
Rosaceae (Rose)
Type:
Flower
Maximum Size:
25 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Beaches, ditches, farmland, grassland, meadows, riversides, roadsides, saltmarshes, sand dunes, seaside, wasteland, waterside, wetland.

Flower:
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Yellow, 5 petals
 
Solitary, stalked bright yellow flowers with 5 petals, 2cm across.
Fruit:
Clusters of dry nutlets (achenes).
Leaves:
All of the leaves are basal leaves. They are divided into 5 to 17 sharply-toothed, oval leaflets. The leaves have a silvery sheen on their undersides. The leaves are up to 20cm long.
Other Names:
Common Silverweed, Crampweed, Dog's Tansy, Goose Tansy, Goosegrass, Goosewort, Moor Grass, Potentilla, Silver Cinquefoil, Silver Tansy, Silverweed Cinquefoil, Trailing Tansy, Wild Agrimony, Wild Tansy.
Frequency (UK):
Common  
Distribution Map

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