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Sudanpan

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Anyone know this plant?
« on: July 09, 2011, 07:44:32 pm »
We have loads of this low level plant creeping its way into our pasture - anyone know what it is please? The leaves are slightly silvery green and makes me think of the New Zealand rugby emblem.

Thanks in advance  ;D

Tish

deepinthewoods

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Re: Anyone know this plant?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2011, 07:47:17 pm »
dunno but ive got it too, wasnt here last yr as far as i can remember. im in cornwall as well.
i will also be interested to find out what it is.

Dizzycow

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Re: Anyone know this plant?
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2011, 08:13:25 pm »

Fleecewife

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Re: Anyone know this plant?
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2011, 10:22:28 pm »
Looks like silverweed to me but a pic of it growing would help.
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doganjo

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Re: Anyone know this plant?
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2011, 10:43:59 pm »
Definitely silverweed - pretty yellow daisy type flowers.  Not vetch - vetch leaves aren't serrated.
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jaykay

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Re: Anyone know this plant?
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2011, 06:55:49 am »
Yep, i think it's silverweed too  :)
Silverweed

Sudanpan

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Re: Anyone know this plant?
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2011, 01:05:03 pm »
Brilliant  ;D thanks all.

Don't think I've seen any flowers associated with it as yet. Its particularly prevalent in the slightly shaded areas, on the north side of the hedge. We aren't particularly bothered by it - yet - as we haven't got any livestock in the field but our thoughts are that we might be getting some sheep next year so should we do something about controlling it?

Thanks again  :wave:

Tish

doganjo

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Re: Anyone know this plant?
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2011, 02:49:19 pm »
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

Fleecewife

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Re: Anyone know this plant?
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2011, 02:55:30 pm »
According to this website it isn't poisonous
http://www.plants-pedia.com/question/633/3490/Is-the-Silverweed-Cinquefoil-Argentina-anserina-plant-poisonous

And it says you can eat the roots.....(probably the only way to control it as it spreads  ;D )
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SallyintNorth

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Re: Anyone know this plant?
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2011, 02:37:43 pm »
I've only just spotted this and I thought silverweed too.  I wouldn't have posted except to share this : I have been told (though I've never tried it) that if you put the leaves inside your shoes when your feet are tired they will soothe your feet.
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tizaala

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Re: Anyone know this plant?
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2011, 07:46:30 am »
I think we now have a propper plant identification section on the forum that has not been used yet !!!

Oddbod

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Re: Anyone know this plant?
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2011, 11:06:09 pm »
THe roots Silverweed used to be used instead of potatos!

 

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