Wood Avens

Geum urbanum

Herb Bennet, Blessed Herb, City Avens, Clove Root, Colewort, Indian Chocolate, Minarta, St Benedict's Herb, Star Of The Earth, Water Flower, Bennet's-Root, Avens

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A semi-evergreen perennial woodland plant that has an upright, branching habit. It has green, palmate, toothed leaves and flat, yellow flowers in summer.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Special features

Origin

Europe, Eurasia

Environment

Light

Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Rosaceae

Flower colour

Yellow

Scent

None

Problems

Can be attacked by aphids, red spider mites & sawflies.
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