Geum urbanum

(Wood avens)

Type
Herbaceous Perennial
Edible?
No
Culinary Uses?
No
Native?
Yes
Naturally occurring on site?
Yes
Propagated Here?
No

Description

Part of the Rose family, Rosaceae. Grows up to 60cm in height and very common across our site,  flowering in early summer / late spring. Flowers have up to five yellow petals and five sepals, becoming a globular seed head at the end of a long leafy stem. 

Cultivation

Often mistaken in infancy for some of the more desirable geums we have, it consequently survives much hand weeding.

Maintenance

Seeds about invasively, so best dead-headed when possible.