Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Where Wildflowers Grow

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA

 

Argentina anserina - Silverweed

Potentilla anserina - scientific synonym

Ohio Native Plant - Natural Range 

Argentina anserina


Visit the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service website to view the natural range Silverweed. Considered Threatened in the states of: Pennsylvinna, Indiana and Iowa
Silverweed flowering
Silverweed flowering
Above picture - Franco Folini from San Francisco, USA (Common silverweed (Potentilla anserina)) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Wildlife Significance of Argentina anserina


Pollen Source - Bumblebees, cuckoo bees, Andrenid bees and Syrphid flies
Nectar Source - Butterflies
Deer - May nibble on Silverweed but no worries if you have American Bison roaming around in your garden!!
Silverweed - Potentilla anserina
Silverweed - Potentilla anserina

Cultivation Information - Silverweed



Height - 
6 inches - lays flat like strawberry plants, 
Flower Color
 -
Yellow
Blooms - June - August
Sun 
- Part sun to filtered shade
Soil - Moist to dry
PH - 7.0

Family - Rose (Rosaceae)

Erosion - Useful in erosion control

Ground Cover - Our silverweed is filling in nicely under our Honeysuckel tree. It is easy to remove if it "wanders" a bit to far.

Propagation Notes


Spreads - Nice ground cover, spread by runners like strawberries. Mammals consume, digest and spread seed.

Division - Easy to divide
Plant Provenance - Holden Arboretum Kirtland, Ohio. mother plant from a native plant propagation class 2010.