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(Potentilla anserina)

Silverweed © Luke Morton/Plantlife

Silverweed © Luke Morton/Plantlife

As its name suggests, the leaves of this wildflower have a silvery sheen.

When in bloom, it prduces a dainty, yellow, saucer-shaped flower with five petals. 


Apart from the Scottish Highlands, it is found throughout the UK.


Wasteland, pastures, waysides, sand dunes, damp places.

Best time to see

Flowers from June to August.

Did you know...

Silverweed was allegedly plucked by Roman soldiers to use as padding in their shoes - no doubt to ease the strain of a long march down their roads!