Friday, August 12, 2011

Common Silverweed: Creeping Yellow Flower

This low, creeping prairie wildflower is a variety of cinquefoil, and is also known as Potentilla anserina (Vance/Jowsey) or Argentina anserina (Kershaw). 

It spreads by runners, several of which can be seen in the lower and upper right. 

Common Silverweed, late July © SB 

Prairie Wildflower: Common Silverweed 
Location: Near Val Marie, Saskatchewan, Canada (just below the PFRA Val Marie reservoir.) 
Photo Date: July 31, 2011.   

Common Silverweed: Close-up of flower © SB

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