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Solitary, stalked bright yellow flowers with 5 petals, 2cm across.
Clusters of dry nutlets (achenes).
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.
The roots can be eaten either, raw or cooked. The shoots and leaves can be eaten when young. A tea can be made from the leaves.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
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.
Beaches, ditches, farmland, grassland, meadows, riversides, roadsides, saltmarshes, sand dunes, seaside, wasteland, waterside, wetland.