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

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map