Scarlet Avens - Geum quellyon
Clump forming plant to 60 cm with hairy, dark green, pinnate basal leaves. The flowers are usually red or orange but sometimes yellow. Many cultivars occur, some being double forms.
The County Recorder has asked for a specimen of this plant to be retained for verification
Usually found as an escape from cultivation and close to habitation.
Flowers May and June
Not well recorded in the wild in Britain.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire, and is not listed in the current VC55 checklist (Jeeves, 2011).
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