Taxon  Report   6828    
Potentilla anserina  L.  ssp. pacifica  (Howell) Rousi
Pacific potentilla,  Silverweed
Potentilla anserina ssp. pacifica
© 2007 Neal Kramer
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Potentilla anserina ssp. pacifica
© 2009 Keir Morse
Potentilla anserina ssp. pacifica
© 2006 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
Potentilla anserina ssp. pacifica, 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 ssp. pacifica
© 2009 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Potentilla
Parent: Potentilla anserina
Communities: Coastal Strand, Coastal Salt Marsh, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Argentina egedii ssp. egedii

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Argentina egedei
ICPN: Argentina egedii ssp. egedii
ICPN: Argentina occidentalis
More information about  Potentilla anserina ssp. pacifica
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).