Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Argentina anserina (L.) Rydb. image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

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Derek Anderson

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Merel R. Black
Family Rosaceae
Argentina anserina (L.) Rydb.
Argentina: Latin in reference to silvery white pubescence on the underside of leaf
anserina: pertaining to geese, growing on land perhaps grazed by geese
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Status: Native
Plant: creeping, perennial, 2"-8" tall forb; stems long with small leaf clusters and flower stalks arising from the nodes
Flower: yellow, 5-parted, 3/4" wide; solitary on thin, leafless stalks from nodes or the main body of the plant; blooms May-Sept.
Fruit:dry, deeply grooved seeds as thick as wide
Leaf:to 12" long, pinnately-divided, leaflets sharply toothed; silvery, especially below, from long hairs
Habitat: sun; moist to wet; beaches; in sandy soil

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Argentina list Google- Images or Text
Argentina anserina (L.) Rydb. var. concolor Rydb.
Argentina argentea (L.) Rydb.
Potentilla anserina L.
Potentilla anserina L. f. anserina
Potentilla anserina L. f. sericea (Hayne) Hayek
Potentilla anserina L. var. concolor Ser.
Potentilla anserina L. var. sericea Hayne
Potentilla anserina L. var. yukonensis (Hultén) B.Boivin
Potentilla egedii Wormsk. subsp. yukonensis (Hultén) Hultén
Potentilla yukonensis Hultén

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