Potentilla anserina/Silverweed, Silverweed Cinquefoil

Potentilla anserina / Potentilla anserina
Interesting foliage and emerging yellow flowers in spring
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Interesting foliage and emerging yellow flowers in spring

Foliage and a couple of yellow flowers

Close view of the compound leaves with a silvery sheen

Leaves showing the serrated margins

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Scientific Name: Potentilla anserina
Common Name: Silverweed, Silverweed Cinquefoil
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Medium
Comments: The name for this perennial is derived from the fact that the bottom sides of the foliage are silvery-white due to the tiny white, downy hairs on the surface. It has a long history of being used for its healing effects attributed to the herbal medicines taken from it. The coarse-textured foliage and bright yellow flowers are special features as a garden ornamental.