Silverweed                                         Fact File

Taken at Gullane on 8th July 2018 with Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.




 

Taken at Ardmore Point on 1st June 2016 with Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.
Fact File

 

Taken at Ardmore Point on 25th May 2018 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.
Fact File

Silverweed.
Latin Name :
Family:
Habit:
AKA:
Potentilla anserina.
Rose.
Perennial.
Habitat:
Blooms:
Height:
Feature:

Likes grassy places, roadsides.
May - August
5 - 25 cm high
The underside of the leaves of this plant are silver in colour - hence the name. Until the introduction of the potato in the 1500s Silverweed was a crop plant whose turnip-like roots were part of peasants' staple diet. This has led to the folk-names "bread and butter", "bread and cheese" and "seventh bread". It has even been used as a herbal remedy for ailments such as mouth ulcers and sore throats.