Water Avens

Geum rivale

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Nodding odd coloured flowers on wiry stems. Often described as a secretive plant, locally quite common, but not countrywide.

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Description

A perennial wildflower of damp shady places. The nodding flowers produced in May to September are a strange mix of purple/pink/dull orange, almost sepia. They are held above rosettes of rough leaves on purplish stems. Quite a subtle and understated plant! The long lasting seed heads that follow carry the burred seeds.

Not found very frequently in the wild.
Best sown in autumn or given a pre-chill in damp sand, in the fridge, of about 6 weeks.

Seed from Shropshire

Additional information

Weight 5.00 g
Size

seed pkt (approx 3000seeds)

Genus

Geum

Family

Rosaceae

Hardiness

Hardy

Life Cycle

perennial

Interest

flowers

Requires

damp, part shade

Native

yes

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