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Observed: 12th July 2009 By: JaseJJaseJ’s reputation in PlantsJaseJ’s reputation in Plants
Silverweed (flower and underside of leaf)
Silverweed (flower detail)
Silverweed (leaves)

Large quantities of Silverweed spreading amongst the grasses and reeds across the site. The silver underside of the leaves make the plant highly noticeable when blown in the wind.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Silverweed (Potentilla anserina) interacts


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A very disinctive plant with its silver/grey underside. Because it grows beside footpaths etc. it was believed if you stuffed it in your shoes your feet would not sweat or ache during a long walk - early odour eaters!

I believe you can eat the roots though I've never tried it myself.

Graham Banwell

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Jonathan's picture

Yes, this is a very

Yes, this is a very distinctive plant.

University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)