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Native Plant Guide

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Silverweed in bloom
© Greg Rabourn
Silverweed in bloom (enlarge)

potentilla anserina var.pacifica

Perennial Groundcover

Height: 1.50 ft.

Availability: Low

Growing ease: High

Moisture req.: moist - wet

Exposure req.: sun - part shade


Plant description:

This attractive perennial is a great addition to a wetland environment. It is tolerant of a saltwater estuary environment. The bright yellow flowers sell the plant but the leaves are attractive with silver undersides. Silverweed will spread by above ground runners similar to strawberries.

Keywords: perennial (non-woody), spreading, upright, yellow

Plans that use this plant:Marine (salt water) shoreline