KelsaeJohn's picture

DSCF6096

Observed: 2nd August 2012 By: KelsaeJohnKelsaeJohn’s reputation in PlantsKelsaeJohn’s reputation in PlantsKelsaeJohn’s reputation in PlantsKelsaeJohn’s reputation in Plants
DSCF6096
DSCF6097
Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Wood Avens (Geum urbanum) interacts

Comments

landgirl's picture

Geum urbanum

Wood Avens or Herb Bennett usually has 5 petals - this must be an aberration.

KelsaeJohn's picture

Hello Alyson!

Yes, I think you are right! I never noticed although I did think, at the time, that the flower looked a bit bigger (more robust) than usual. An aberration you think? Not another hybridisation (other than with G. rivale?

landgirl's picture

Stace says that more than 5

Stace says that more than 5 petals is rare, but possible, so just part of natural variation. It would be interesting to collect seeds and see if the offspring had 6 petals as well.

KelsaeJohn's picture

Seeds

I could try that - problem is I don't have a garden! Still, I suppose I could find a spot somewhere to sow them. It would be interesting to see what came up. I'll let you know next year!