Wood Avens - Geum urbanum

Alternative names
Herb Bennet

Also known as Herb Bennet. A hairy, quite erect plant to 70 cm. Flowers yellow 8 to 15 mm in branched clusters. Achenes hairy with feathery hooked styles.

Identification difficulty

Shaded habitats, woods, hedgerows, etc.

When to see it

May to September.

Life History


UK Status

Very common throughout Britain.

VC55 Status

Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 561 of the 617 tetrads.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map