Avens Wood
Fact File
Taken at Musselburgh on 31st May 2017 with Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.




 




 
Avens Wood.
Latin Name :
Family:
Habit:
AKA:
Geum Urbanum.
Rose.
Perennial.
Herb Bennet.
Habitat:
Blooms:
Height:
Feature:

Shaded and damp woodlands, ditches meadows.
June-August.
30-60 cms
In centuries past these flowers were used as a charm against evil spirits, insect repellant and even for flavouring ale. They have an association with St Benedict from which is derived their alternative name, Herb Bennet. Their seeds can hook themselves onto passing animals and birds.