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Definition of wood avens in English:

noun

A yellow-flowered Eurasian plant which favours damp shady habitats. Also called herb bennet.
  • Geum urbanum, family Rosaceae
Example sentences
  • The steeper slopes and cliffs of Augill support a mixed woodland of ash, birch and rowan with an interesting ground flora including species such as bluebell, sanicle and wood avens.
  • The return track is similarly waymarked, and although parallel and only a field away had quite a different ambience, more flowers including wood avens, a neat farm, dry-stone walls, and nesting boxes for tits, facing north as they should.
  • The ground flora is predominantly nettle, wood avens and various woodland grasses with dog's mercury associated with the coppiced area.

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