Etymology: Argentina: Latin in reference to silvery white pubescence on the underside of leaf
Plants: creeping, perennial, 2"-8" tall forb; stems long with small leaf clusters and flower stalks arising from the nodes
Leaves: to 12" long, pinnately-divided, leaflets sharply toothed; silvery, especially below, from long hairs
Flowers: yellow, 5-parted, 3/4" wide; solitary on thin, leafless stalks from nodes or the main body of the plant; blooms May-Sept.
Fruits: dry, deeply grooved seeds as thick as wide
Habitat: sun; moist to wet; beaches; in sandy soil
Conservation Status: Native
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 4, Wetland Indicator = FACW+ USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"