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Geum urbanum

To swap with Masha Bennett

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Pot Size
0.5 litres

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Common names

Herb bennet


Geum urbanum (Herb bennet). The roots of this plant were once used to flavour ales. They have a slight clove scent. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe. STEM: Mostly upright, brittle. ROOT: Fibrous from short stock. HAIRS: Short, rather bristly. STIPULES: Present, lower as a row of bristles, upper toothed LEAF-STALK: Present BRACTS: Present FLOWER STALK: Longer than flower, upright. SEPALS: 5, oval, pointed. PETALS: 5, oval, blunt. STAMENS: Numerous STIGMA: 1 per ovary. OVARY: Numerous, 1-celled. SEEDS: Not released.


They are fully hardy, and will grow well in full sun, with preferably moist but well-drained soil.

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Geum urbanum | Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

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