Flower pickers only need some imagination

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 11.06.2016 - 10:01

Photo Arne Ader
Translation Liis


Water avens



Water avens     Ojamõõl         Geum rivale


There may be a plant with a pretty bell-like flowe In spring in humid meadows, around springs or in forests, at fields, in the outskirts of gardens or even in the shadow of the porch – the water avens. 

The stalk covered with downy soft hairs, the little bent head and the very small leaves make a delicate impression. It is a favourite of bumblebees, with the folk name of ”honeyflower” locally.

When it finishes its flowering in mid-summer the stalks straighten up because the time has arrived to spread the seeds. – furry animals are helpers in carrying them to new habitats. The wind is not particularly important in spreading the water avens.

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