Range: Common in S BC east of the Coast-Cascade Mountains, rare northward; circumboreal, N to AK, E to NF and S to CA, NM, IA and NY; Eurasia
Description: Perennial hairy herb from a long, strawberry-like stolon or runner. Basal leaves, tufted, 5-40 cm long, stalked, ascending, pinnately compound; 7 to 21 main leaflets 0.5-3.5 cm long, interspersed with smaller ones, oblong to egg-shaped, coarsely saw-toothed, whitish-silky-woolly beneath. Single yellow flowers on long naked stalks from the leafy nodes of the stolons, the stalks 2-10 cm long; 5 petals, oval to oval-oblong , 6-12 mm long.
Ecology: Margins of streams, lakes and ponds, mudflats, and moist alkaline meadows and grasslands in the montane zone.
Notes: The roots of common silverweed are edible.
- Pojar, J. and A. MacKinnon. 1994. Plants of coastal British Columbia: including Washington, Oregon & Alaska. Lone Pine Publishing. Vancouver. 528 p.
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