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Silverweed

Potentilla anserina

Plant Data

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