West Highland Flora

Silverweed


Potentilla anserina

 

Potentilla anserina

Photo Carl Farmer
4 Aug 2002 Scorrybreac, Skye

Common on shores, waste ground, roadsides, grassland.

Flower diameter c 1.8 cm

ID: Flowers solitary on long stalks.  Basal leaves with small leaflets between the main ones.

Other features: Spreads by long creeping runners.  Leaves often silvery below or on both sides.

 

Potentilla anserina

Photo Carl Farmer
14 May 2003 Skeabost, Skye

  Potentilla anserina

Photo Carl Farmer
4 Aug 2002 Scorrybreac, Skye

Above: young leaves silvery on both sides

Right: Unusually luxuriant growth, green both sides, later in year

 

 

 

Potentilla anserina

Photo Carl Farmer
20 Aug 2002 Penifiler, Skye
 

Plant growing in beach sand


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