Wood Avens
Taken at Baron's Haugh on 9th June 2018 using Nikon D5200 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Taken using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.


Taken using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.


 
Wood Avens.
Species :
Family:
Habit:
AKA:
Geum Urbanum.
Rosaceae.
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.