Taxon  Report   6826 
Potentilla anserina  L.
Silver weed cinquefoil,  Silverweed
Potentilla anserina
© 2007 Louis-M. Landry
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Potentilla anserina
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
Potentilla anserina
© 2005 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Potentilla anserina, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Potentilla anserina
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + JM93
PLANTS accepted name: Argentina anserina
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ICPN: Argentina anserina
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Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jul 22, 2018).

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