West Highland Flora

Water Avens


Geum rivale

 

Geum rivale

Photo Carl Farmer
24 May 2003 Portree, Skye
Flower 18 mm diameter at mouth

Common in marshy ground and beside burns.

Flower diameter c 15 mm

ID: Deep pink sepals, pale pinkish petals, sometimes yellow-tinged but more pink than yellow.  Stipules very small compared to Wood Avens, about 5 mm long.

Other features: Flower nodding, but erect in fruit.  Longer stipules and yellower flowers denote hybridisation with Wood Avens.

 

Geum rivale

Photo Carl Farmer
24 May 2003 Portree, Skye
Flower 18 mm diameter at mouth

  Geum rivale

Photo Carl Farmer
30 May 2003 Glenhinnisdale, Skye

Left: Flower held up to show inside

Above: Fruit, naturally upright

 

 

Geum rivale

Photo Carl Farmer
24 May 2003 Portree, Skye
Leaf 24 mm long including stalk, stipules 5.5 mm long

Upper stem leaf, not compound

  Geum rivale

Photo Carl Farmer
24 May 2003 Portree, Skye
Leaf 28 mm long including stalk, stipules 4.5 mm long

Lower stem leaf, trefoil

 

 

  Geum rivale

Photo Carl Farmer
2 Jun 2002 Portree, Skye

 
     
     
     
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