Wood Avens or Herb Bennet?

I think that I will go for Herb Bennet just because when I Google Wood Avens there is a certain other wordpress blogger dominating the front page with much better photographs than I can get. Well done mike585.

Herb Bennet is in the news today because the burrs are out and I am having so much fun with them.

Herb Bennet

Herb BennetThe seed head is in the form of a burr with lots of little hooks they are supposed to stick to the fur of passing animals and so disperse.

Herb BennetI have to test these things out.

FizzBut let’s start at the beginning.

Herb BennetI don’t think that there is a great deal to be said about it so this will mostly be pictures.

Herb Bennet, Geum urbanum also known as Wood Avens. It is a member of the rose family (Rosaceae). It is a plant of shady hedgerows that flowers (I got my first photo this year on the 12th of March) from May to August.

In folk lore it is said to protect you from venomous snakes and rabid dogs and in Herbal Medicine it has long been used as a cure for snake venom and dog bites, so that is pretty straight forward.

On with the flowers.

 

Herb Bennet

Herb Bennet

Herb Bennet

Herb Bennet

Herb Bennet

Herb Bennet

Herb Bennet

Herb Bennet

Herb Bennet

Herb Bennet(12th March)

Herb Bennet

Herb Bennet

 

 

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