|Likes grassy places, roadsides.
May - August
5 - 25 cm high
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.