Sun Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry
Soil Type: Sand, Loam, Clay, Gravel
Height: 3 - 6 inches
Spread: 2 - 3 feet
Blooms: June, July
Root: Fibrous, Stolons
Habitat: Prairies, Meadows, Moist sand flats (pannes), Small sand dunes, Gravelly or sandy areas along mowed paths.
Landscape uses: Groundcover, No-mow lawns, Pollinator Gaden, Green-mulch
Complimentary Plants: Will do well in plantings with taller species and act as a "green mulch", Plant with wild strawberry to create a grass free lawn
Wildlife Value: Bumblebees, Cuckoo bees (Stelis spp.), Andrenid bees, and Syrphid flies use the flowers for nectar.
Seed Origin: Wasaga Beach, Ontario
Germination Code: C(60)
Argentina anserina - Silverweed
This shimering groundcover is great for areas that retain some moisture and don't dry out completely. It can be used in gardens as "green mulch" to fill in spaces around taller perrenial plants, or as part of a no-mow lawn. It spreads by stolons to form small colonies of plants and the leaves usually fan out on the ground, although they can stand up. The small yellow flowers make a cheery statement starting in June.