Geum Rivale, Water Avens



Common name:
Water avens
Family:
Scientific name:
Geum rivale
Main flower color:
Range:
All of the UK; least common in far southwest England and parts of the southeast
Height:
Up to 50 cm
Habitat:
Damp woodland, wet grassland, grasslands, mountain ledges
Flowers:
Bell-shaped, up to 15 mm in diameter, with a purplish epicalyx, five hairy, purple sepals, and five orange-pink petals. At the centre is a dense group of yellow-tipped stamens and hairy green styles. Flowers are nodding, at the tip of hairy, reddish stalks
Leaves:
Basal leaves are pinnate and sharp toothed, with several pairs of small lateral leaflets and a much larger, rounded, terminal leaflet, while stem leaves are divided into three small leaflets
Season:
May to September
Rarity:
★★★★★