Potentilla pacifica Howell
The Pacific Silverweed, Argentina pacifica, is a low-growing perennial (6") with pinnately compound green leaves with silvery undersides. The yellow, saucer-shaped flowers appear late spring through summer. Pacific Silverweed spreads very quickly and makes a lovely groundcover in moist areas. They need sun and regular water.[clarification needed]
The roots of this plant were an important source of nutrition for peoples living in the North-western coast of the North American Continent. They were harvested in the late fall and used as a trade item during the winter. The taste of the cooked roots (cooked by boiling or roasting) is comparable to that of parsnips.
|Pacific Silverweed native origin|
|USA||AK, CA, CT, MA, NH, NY, OR, RI, WA|
|CAN||BC, LB, MB, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, YT|
- "USDA PLANTS Profile". Retrieved 15 October 2009.
- "USDA Plant guide: Argentina egedii (Wormsk.) Rydb. Plant Symbol = AREG". Retrieved 23 November 2010.
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