Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Potentilla anserina L. - Silverweed - Rosaceae
Potentilla anserina
© Fiona McCrory
Potentilla anserina
© Neville McKee
Potentilla anserina
(Map updated: March 2008)

Silverweed gets its name from the silvery appearance of the leaves. It grows on disturbed soil and rubbish tips and is also an almost universal component of the vegetation of the upper part of sea beaches which are composed of shingle or coarse sand. Here it forms a distinct zone or belt below the start of the true land vegetation.

All names: Potentilla anserina L.

NBN Atlas mapping: Species account : NBN Atlas UK Species Observations database

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