Irish wildflowers

Wood Avens, Geum urbanum
Photographs: Ballingeary, Co.Cork

Wood Avens
Geum urbanum
Macall coille
Family: Rosaceae

Flowering time: April-September. Perennial. Native.

Flowers are yellow with 5 rounded petals. Leaves are slightly hairy, pinnate,
with a large terminal lobe and smaller lateral lobes. Height: 25-60 cm

Prefers free-draining, less acidic soils. Common throughout Ireland in woods and hedgebanks. Also found as a common weed of habitation.

Hybridises with Water Avens: G. x intermedium

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