Also known as
Chocolate Root, Indian Chocolate, Purple Avens, Nodding Avens, Cure All, Water Flower
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5 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
Water Avens Overview
This upright, clump-forming perennial has pinnate basal leaves and oval or wedge-shaped upper leaves. In late spring to midsummer it produces erect, dark purple stems bearing pendent, bell-shaped, dusky pink, purple-red or dark orange-red flowers.
How to harvest Water Avens
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Water Avens
Propagate by division, by runners or offsets.
Seed in autumn.
Other uses of Water Avens
Walls, rock garden, borders, lakes wildflowers.
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