Botanical name: Potentilla anserina Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)
Synonyms: Fragaria anserina, Dactylophyllum anserinam, Argentina anserina
Silverweed Cinquefoil is a perennial herb distinguished by its solitary yellow flowers borne on slender stalks arising from the axils of pinnate leaves with many pairs of alternating leaflets. Flowers are 1.3-2.5 cm across, sepals elliptic, densely hairy. Leaves arise in a tuft from the rootstock. Leaflets are ovate, deeply toothed or shallow-lobed, 1-1.5 cm, alternating with tiny entire leaflets, silvery beneath. Stems are slender, creeping, often prominently pink, rooting at the nodes. Seedpods are hairy. Silverweed Cinquefoil is found in the Himalayas, from Pakistan to Bhutan and the N. Temperate Zone, at altitudes of 2400-4800 m. Flowering: June-August.
The flower labeled Silverweed Cinquefoil is ...