Silverweed (Silver Weed, Common Silverweed, Silverweed Cinquefoil)
Feed in Moderation
Common Name: Silverweed (Silver Weed, Common Silverweed, Silverweed Cinquefoil)
Latin Name:Potentilla anserina; syn. Argentina answerina
Family Name: Rosaceae
This member of the Potentilla genus has no known hazards but is high in tannins which can make it taste unpleasant. It also contains the bitter glycoside tormentilline and so should only be offered in moderation. Silverweed can be distinguished by the silky white hairs that cover the leaves (particularly the underside), giving it a silvery hue. See also Cinquefoil and Potentilla.