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Observed: 1st June 2013 By: skyesteveskyesteve’s reputation in Plantsskyesteve’s reputation in Plantsskyesteve’s reputation in Plantsskyesteve’s reputation in Plants
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Silverweed (Potentilla anserina) interacts


lavateraguy's picture

Alternating pairs of small and large leaflets ...

... is a trait shared by Filipendulina, Agrimonia, Aremonia and Argentina. There's not all that much to go on, but I think that this one is Argentina (silverweed).

landgirl's picture


Hadn't noticed this on Silverweed before, but saw for myself today. The leaves in the photo don't look as silvery as the ones I studied, perhaps just a lighting effect.

lavateraguy's picture

There is variation in the degree of silver ...

... in the foliage of silverweed. I think that it's young leaves and plants that are less silver.

chrisbrooks's picture


I have seen Silverweed that is almost white and others specimens that are really quite green in colour. I wonder if available light or the type of soil has any bearing ?

skyesteve's picture


There was Silverweed growing on the beach nearby and it had the typical appearance. This plant was in heavy shade and looked so different I didn't recognise it as the same species.

Steve Terry,
Isle of Skye

landgirl's picture

You just can't trust plants... look like they're supposed to!