Potentilla argentea L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Potentilla argentea L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Perennial, freely branched, depressed or ascending, 1–5 dm; lvs digitate, the larger with 5 lfls, these linear-oblanceolate to narrowly obovate, 1.5–3(–5) cm, silvery-tomentose beneath, long-cuneate and entire at base, bearing above the middle 2–4 oblong or linear teeth with revolute margins; fls yellow, 7–10 mm wide; pet and sep subequal; anthers 0.5 mm; achenes nearly smooth; 2n=14, 28, 42. Native of Eurasia, found as an occasional weed in dry soil and waste places in our range. June–Sept.

  • Common Names

    silvery five-fingers