Irish wildflowers

Water Avens, Geum rivale
Photo below: Macroom, Co.Cork

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 can also be found in mountainous areas.

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

Water Avens. Macroom, Co.Cork. April 2008

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