Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Silverweed (Argentina anserina)

The scientific name that the plant received in Linné’s time (Anser) refers to the greylag goose, which was also the root of the plant’s colloquial name in Finnish. Silverweed has adapted to its habitat among gaggles of geese: it grows in cracks in the rocks, keeping it safe from predatory beaks. Nowadays in many books silverweed has been separated from genus Potentilla and placed in a genus of its own, Argentina, most obviously on account of its doubly lobed leaves.(Link)
Rose Family

 Ben Rhydding Gravel Pits Nature Reserve,

Found at Lindley Woods.




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