Silverweed


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Related to Silverweed: Ground elder, tormentil
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Silverweed

 

(Potentilla anserina), a perennial herbaceous plant of the family Rosaceae. The stems are creeping and they root in nodules. The blossoms are single, large, and yellow. Silverweed grows almost everywhere in the world. It is very common in the USSR, especially in the forest zone, along the sandy banks of rivers and lakes, in humid meadows, near dwellings, and along roads. The rhizomes contain tannins and are used in stomach ailments. Silverweed serves as fodder for domestic fowl, but it is poisonous to horses. It is a nectar-bearer.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Grwep o blanhigion oedd yn cael eu defnyddio at ddiffyg traul oedd y dail arian (Potentilla anserina; silverweed), tresgl y moch (Potentilla erecta; tormentil) a pumnalen ymlusgol (Potentilla reptans; creeping cinquefoil).
The yellow flowers underfoot are called silverweed - look at the underside of the leaves and you can see why.
Un ddeilen sydd wedi cael ei defnyddio i esmwythau traed blinedig ydi'r ddalen arian (Potentilla anserina), y 'silverweed' yn Saesneg - mae'r planhigyn wedi cael yr enw am fod gwawr arian ar y dail.