Taxon  Report   6826    
Potentilla anserina  L.
Silver weed cinquefoil,  Silverweed
Potentilla anserina
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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, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Potentilla anserina
© 2007 Louis-M. Landry
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Potentilla
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Argentina anserina

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Argentina anserina
More information about  Potentilla anserina
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).