Connecticut Plants
Water Avens (Purple Avens)
Geum rivale L.
  • Family: rose (Rosaceae)
  • Habitat: bogs, wet meadows
  • Height: 1-2 feet
  • Flower size: 1/2 to 3/4 inch across
  • Flower color: yellow to orange petals and prominent red-purple sepals
  • Flowering time: May to August
  • Origin: native
Geum rivale L.
Geum rivale L.
Geum rivale L.
Geum rivale L.

Water avens has interesting, fluffy seed heads.