Common name: Silver Weed
Potentilla anserina L. APNI*
Synonyms: Argentina anserina (L.) Rydb. APNI*
Description: Perennial herb with a short stock, spreading by stolons.
Leaves pinnate, 5–15 cm long; leaflets mostly 7–15, oblong to ovate, 8–35 mm long, 5–15 mm wide, margins toothed; lamina densely silvery-hairy; petiole 10–20 mm long; stipules 10–15 mm long.
Flowers solitary, 10–20 mm diam., peduncle 5–15 cm long, usually longer than leaves. Epicalyx and sepals silver-hairy. Petals yellow.
Aggregate fruit enclosed in epicalyx and sepals.
Distribution and occurrence: Native of N temp. regions.
NSW subdivisions: *CT, *ST
Other Australian states: *Vic. *Tas.
Text by G. J. Harden & A. N. Rodd
|N.S.W. occurrences are: subsp. anserina|
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