Nature's Secret Larder - Silverweed (Potentilla anserina)


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Silverweed (Potentilla anserina)
5th July 2008

silverweed potenillia anserina

Silverweed Potentilla anserina

A common weed of most gardens. The flowers resemble those of the poisonous buttercup, but the leaves look very different, with a silvery-white down on the underside, which is why this small plant is called silverweed. These silver hairs are quite cooling, and for this reason have been placed in the shoes of walkers to bring relief to blistered feet.

LEAVES  - a tea can be made from the dried leaves

ROOT - the roots have been eaten raw, or cooked like a potato


Tom Price on 01/03/12

Have you tried the roots of Silverweed Kris? Was really eager to try some. Found a load of it when out forgaing and decided to wait until winter when the roots would be at their biggest but couldnt find it because the leaves die back. Gutted. just wondering if their worth the wait? thanks mate.

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