Argentina Anserina, Silverweed



Common name:
Silverweed
Family:
Scientific name:
Argentina anserina
Main flower color:
Range:
All of the UK
Height:
A few cm; plants are creeping, with long, reddish stems
Habitat:
Damp grassland, rocky places, roadsides, sand dunes
Flowers:
Solitary, up to 20 mm in diameter, with five yellow petals and five shorter green sepals, partly recurved; on long, reddish stalks from the leaf nodes
Leaves:
Pinnately divided; a terminal leaflet and up to 12 pairs of lateral leaflets, all lined with large teeth, and covered with downy hairs, sparse above, dense below, giving the surface a silvery appearance. A few smaller leaflets grow between the smaller ones
Season:
May to August
Rarity:
★★★★