Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Herb Bennet (or Wood Avens)

Today I found two little wildflowers between a playground and a road. I thought they were very different, until I saw they were on the same plant. So I collected them and their in-between stages, and brought them home to Julie's, where she has flower identification books. This is cool; they're related to roses.

If that was any fun, maybe see also:
English Country Garden
A Modern Herbal (history and folklore)
"Geum Urbanum," on Wikipedia


  1. So lovely Sandra... you are doing your usual thing... strewing :-)

  2. You can find Herb Bennet flowers used as a motif in the stonework of cathedrals. We often have it grow in our garden.

    Herb Robert is another common plant around here. It is part of the geranium family.


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