silverweed


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Related to silverweed: Ground elder, tormentil

sil·ver·weed

 (sĭl′vər-wēd′)
n.
A low-growing, stoloniferous plant (Argentina anserina syn. Potentilla anserina) in the rose family, having yellow flowers and pinnate leaves that are silvery beneath.

silverweed

(ˈsɪlvəˌwiːd)
n
1. (Plants) a rosaceous perennial creeping plant, Potentilla anserina, with silvery pinnate leaves and yellow flowers
2. (Plants) any of various convolvulaceous shrubs of the genus Argyreia, of SE Asia and Australia, having silvery leaves and purple flowers

sil•ver•weed

(ˈsɪl vərˌwid)

n.
a plant, Potentilla anserina, of the rose family, the leaves of which are silvery beneath.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.silverweed - any of various twining shrubs of the genus Argyreia having silvery leaves and showy purple flowerssilverweed - any of various twining shrubs of the genus Argyreia having silvery leaves and showy purple flowers
Argyreia, genus Argyreia - woody climbers of tropical Asia to Australia
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
2.silverweed - low-growing perennial having leaves silvery beneathsilverweed - low-growing perennial having leaves silvery beneath; northern United States; Europe; Asia
cinquefoil, five-finger - any of a numerous plants grown for their five-petaled flowers; abundant in temperate regions; alleged to have medicinal properties
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A kingfisher streaks through the Sitka sedge and silverweed cinquefoil toward the ocean.
Also in abundance were buttercups (Ranunculus repens), wild carrot (Daucus carota), silverweed (Potentilla anserina), red and white dover (Trifolium repens and pretense), and poppies (Papaver rhoeas)--to quite literally name just a few.