Northeast Pollinator Plants
Geum rivale (Water Avens)
We ship only to the New England and New York states. If you live near Fairfax, VT, consider buying at our farm, River Berry Farm.
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Plants are delivered in a biodegradable wood fiber pot, 2.75" diameter by 3.5" deep.
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Common Name: Water Avens
Light: Full Sun to Part Sun
Hardiness Zone: 3 to 7 USDA Zone Map
Soils: Moist to Wet
Flower Time: June to Early August
Flower Color: Purple
Height: .75' - 1'
Notes: Geum rivale (Water Avens) is a clump-forming wildflower of boggy meadows and wetlands, attractive to many bees. It is said that boiling the roots results in a mildly chocolate flavored tea.
Native to Northern US: Biota of North America Program (BONAP) – North American Plant Atlas (NAPA).