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WATER AVENS Geum rivale (Rosaceae) Height to 50cm<br />
Downy perennial of damp meadows, marshes and mountain ledges, mostly on base-rich soils. FLOWERS are nodding, bell-shaped and comprise dark red sepals and pink petals (May-Sep). FRUITS are bur-like but feathery. LEAVES comprise pinnate basal leaves but trifoliate ones on stem. STATUS-Widespread and locally common, except in S England.
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WATER AVENS Geum rivale (Rosaceae) Height to 50cm
Downy perennial of damp meadows, marshes and mountain ledges, mostly on base-rich soils. FLOWERS are nodding, bell-shaped and comprise dark red sepals and pink petals (May-Sep). FRUITS are bur-like but feathery. LEAVES comprise pinnate basal leaves but trifoliate ones on stem. STATUS-Widespread and locally common, except in S England.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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