Water Avens - Geum rivale
Short to medium hairy tufted plant. Leaves with 3 to 6 pairs of rounded, deeply lobed leaflets. Stem leaves usually with three lobes. Flowers are nodding bells pale yellow or pinkish, with a purple brown calyx 8 to 15 mm borne in lax branched clusters.
The hybrid with Geum urbanum, Geum x intermedium
A photograph of the plant in its habitat
Old woodland, old grassland and marshes, often in shade.
April to September.
Widespread but local in Britain.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 15 of the 617 tetrads.
In the current VC55 checklist (Jeeves, 2011) it is listed as occasional but nearly scarce
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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