TG1600 : Silverweed (Potentilla anserina)

taken 6 months ago, near to East Carleton, Norfolk, Great Britain

Silverweed  (Potentilla anserina)
Silverweed (Potentilla anserina)
Silverweed is the common name for several species of Potentilla which are members of the Rose family. Its name is based on the silvery-white colour of the leaves, particularly notable on the bottom side of the leaves, which is due to the presence of fine white downy hairs. The genus name, Potentilla, means ‘little powerful one’. Because of the ability of this plant to survive trampling, and the soft texture of its leaves they were stuffed into shoes to relieve and cool the sore feet of travellers, hence the alternative common names of ‘traveller’s ease’ and ‘traveller’s joy’. Roasted, boiled, or raw, the roots are recorded to have been consumed as food by the Native Americans, Chinese, and Europeans for centuries.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 13 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 14 May, 2017
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 1621 0073 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:33.6853N 1:11.3031E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 1620 0075
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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