25th May 2016

The beautiful, very common Silverweed, prolific in damp, grassy places in many parts of Europe and North America, is a wild Potentilla. Long used in herbal remedies, the roots were also an important source of carbohydrate in North America and Scotland before the cultivation of Potatoes. The strong leaves were also used as insoles by weary walkers! Older writers call it Argentina, from the Latin ‘argent’/silver, for obvious reasons and seen with the dew on them the other morning, they really sparkled. Conditions: A cloudy, showery day. Temperature: Max 10- Min 9c.IMG_6448

Silverweed

Silverweed

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