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Purple Avens
  • Purple Avens

    Geum rivale      


    Nodding cup-shaped flowers with yellow petals and purple sepals rise above the foliage. A hardy, interesting plant for a bog garden. Intolerant of shade but adaptable to all soils, including clay. Has a medicinal history as a tonic, stomachic, and a remedy for diarrhea and dysentery.  

    • Characteristics

      Type: Perennial

      Height: 1-3 Feet

      Blooms: May to July

      Bloom Colour: Yellow, Purple

    • Growth Conditions

      Light: Full Sun

      Soil: Moist to Wet, Average, Clay & Loam/Organic Soil

      Habitat: Swamps & Wet Meadows

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