Taxon  Report   6826    
Potentilla anserina  L.
Silver weed cinquefoil,  Silverweed
Potentilla anserina, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Bloom Period
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Potentilla
Subspecies and Varieties:
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS other name:
Argentina anserina

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


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: Nov 13, 2019).