Herb Bennet - Wood Avens

Herb Bennet - Geum urbanum Geum urbanum


Colour: Yellow
Flowering: June - August
Height: Up to 24" (60 cm)
Family: Rosaceae


Herb Bennet    


Herb Bennet, sometimes called Wood Avens, is a common plant in deciduous woodland. The flower heads are small (about 1 cm) and comprise five yellow petals and five green sepals. They grow on long, hairy stalks. The flowers are followed by hooked seeds which can catch on the fur of passing animals.

It is used in herbal medicine for digestive disorders and also in mouth washes.

Herb Bennet - Geum urbanum
Herb Bennet Leaves

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