silverweed

NOUN
  1. any of various twining shrubs of the genus Argyreia having silvery leaves and showy purple flowers
  2. low-growing perennial having leaves silvery beneath; northern United States; Europe; Asia
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How To Use silverweed In A Sentence

  • The Pacific silverweed prefers sunny coastal dunes to marsh edges, sandy bluffs, wetland meadows and mudflats.
  • But often I grazed fields like this one, searching for silverweed, wild garlic, cress in the damp corners.
  • Under-foot, almost in the very dust of the road, the silverweed opened its yellow petals, and where there was a dry bank, or by the gateways leading into the corn, the pink pimpernel grew. Round About a Great Estate
  • But when they or their rivals, silverweed, burdock, false ragweed, thistles, gumweed, and others usurp the landscape and seem to choke up the very earth and the very air with ceaseless monotony and repetition, then they become an offence to the eye and a reproach to those who tolerate them. Over Prairie Trails
  • Isabelle squinted her eyes, opened them wide, tilted her head left, then right, as she watched Grete walk out to the front yard to check on a patch of silverweed she was cultivating by the woodpile. Falling In
  • The leaves of the silverweed are brown and curled like ageing scraps of paper. Country diary: South Uist
  • The Machair, the low sandy coastal plain, comes alive in summer, yellow with buttercups and iris, silverweed and eyebright. The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed
  • Salt marshes occur here and there in protected inlets, their lower parts dominated by creeping saltmarsh grass Puccinellia phryganodes, the upper parts by Pacific silverweed Potentilla egedii. Ilulissat Icefjord, Denmark-Greenland
  • After a last stream - beehives here - we're on a dead-end road with silverweed growing down the middle of the Tarmac.
  • The undersides of the leaves are silvery with fine hairs, hence the name silverweed.
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