Irish wildflowers

Water Avens, Geum rivale, Macall uisce

Water Avens
Geum rivale
Macall uisce
Family: Rosaceae

Flowering time: April - September. Perennial. Native.

Cup-shaped pinkish-cream or orange-pink flowers, red-purple sepals. Drooping flower stalks. Basal leaves with large rounded terminal leaflet. Height: 20-30cm.

Locally frequent N Ireland, scattered elsewhere. Damp woods, meadows, ditches, river banks. Usually lowland, but also found in mountainous areas.

The fertile hybrid Geum x intermedium can occur when Wood Avens and Water Avens are growing near each other. Yellow flowers.


Water Avens, Geum rivale, Macall uisce

Water Avens, Geum rivale, Macall uisce
Water Avens, Geum rivale, Macall uisce
Macroom, Co.Cork

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