The genus name of Silverweed, Potentilla, means 'little powerful one' (4). The ability of this plant to survive trampling, coupled with the soft texture of the leaves led to them being 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' (5). The deeply divided leaves are coated in a silky, silvery sheen of downy hairs, referred to by the common name 'silverweed' (2). The yellow flowers have five petals and are produced solitarily on the tips of long stalks (2).
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