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Hello – just out of curiosity can you help me identify this weed?

I have not managed to spot it in ‘common garden weeds’ articles/online images.

It does not seem to flower – just get bigger! It behaves like creeping buttercup and pops up throughout (and alongside) my raised veg beds. A lot of rotavating of the existing (heavy clay) soil was done after extensive building alterations were completed on moving to this property about 3 years ago, as well as extra topsoil being brought in – both of which have no doubt helped the spread!  I’m resigned to having to hand weed around the veg but would just like to know a name to curse it by as I do so!


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  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 7,042
    Silverweed, Potentilla anserina.
  • Janette26Janette26 Posts: 3
    JennyJ said:
    Silverweed, Potentilla anserina.
    Ah - many thanks. Pity the name sounds too pretty to be used as a curse!
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 80,488
    edited May 2020
    Potentilla anserina aka Silverweed 

    Tenacious little thing isn’t it 🙄 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 80,488
    Ah!  @JennyJ beat me to it 😊  ... got distracted by a phone call and didn’t check to see if someone had posted in the meantime. 🙄 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Janette26Janette26 Posts: 3
    Ah!  @JennyJ beat me to it 😊  ... got distracted by a phone call and didn’t check to see if someone had posted in the meantime. 🙄 
    Thanks for the prompt reply anyway. Happy weeding! ;)
  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 3,793
    edited May 2020
    Put it in the soles of your shoes for its cushioning effect. Allegedly that’s what Roman soldiers did two millennia ago.

    You can also eat the roots as a potato substitute.
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532
    So, can we add cushioned insoles to the list of "What have the Romans ever done for us?"
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