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Avens

Avens

Avens

The appropriate dose of avens depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for avens. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

Avens

The avens are members of the rose family. They produce brilliant flowers and plants with attractive leaves coated with silky down. Geum is the original Latin name for the herb Bennet (Geum urbanum), a plant with an astringent root once used in medicine. Most of the garden forms are hybrids of two or more species.Yellow Avens is part of the rose family. It can be identified by looking for a hairy stem and five small, yellow petals. There can either be one or several flowers on the hairy stalks of this plant. The leaves of Yellow Avens will remain green year-round, making it a plant that will provide some interest to your garden even in winter. It thrives in wet and moist soils, so it would make a good addition to a rain garden or wetland with good drainage. A popular use for Yellow Avens is in pots and as a border plant.

It�s no surprise that with rose-like flowers, this perennial is in the rose family. Flowers are held on wiry stems above the foliage and, depending on species and cultivar (cultivated variety), may be upward-, outward-, or down-facing. The lower compact rosettes of hairy leaves are generally under one foot high, while the flower stems may reach two feet high. Leaf shapes can be quite variable and, in mild winters and climates, may be semi-evergreen or evergreen. Occasionally you may find some minor powdery mildew on leaves, primarily with water avens (G. rivale), alpine avens (G. montanum), and wood avens (G. urbanum).In the cooler North, avens grow best in full sun and can tolerate part shade (four to six hours of direct sun daily). In warmer climates, they prefer afternoon shade. Avens prefer moist, well-drained soils and do not tolerate wet soils, particularly during winter. The ideal soil will vary with species, as they originally come from various areas of Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. The prairie smoke avens, for instance, is native to dry prairies and rocky places. The Chilean avens (G. chiloense) and scarlet avens (G. coccineum) are native to woodlands with moist, nutrient-rich soils. Generally, avens need minimal fertility. (Source: pss.uvm.edu)

 

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