Silverweed - Potentilla anserina
Short, hairy plant with long creeping and rooting runners. Leaves in tufts, pinnate, with 15 to 25 oblong, sharply toothed leaflets, silvery hairy, particularly beneath. Flowers yellow, 15 to 20 mm solitary, the petals twice the length of the sepals.
The flowers alone are similar to many other species but combined with the leaves it provides a unique combination.
Grassy habitats, pathways, roadsides.
May to August.
Very common throughout Britain.
Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 592 of the 617 tetrads.
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