Water Avens (wild flower) beauty and beast

15 Jun

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Going to add 1 of the first 3 photos of Water Avens (Geum rivale) to my wild flower page soon, hoping maybe a few folks will enter a comment on their favorite pic of the 3.

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Another view from below. Water Avens are a member of the rose family.

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Above looking down at the leaves, pleasant to bee in this tiny wet meadow for a few moments.

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Now here is a look at a piece of a root which can be used as a beverage and medicinal ingredient. I actually tried this one last night mixed with milk and honey, anytime you try a new wild food it is a good idea to proceed very slowly, at least for the first few times you try it, so I drank less than a half cup of a diluted version of this beverage over a span of an hour, very nice flavour and pleasant in the tummy but eventually my lips began to slightly tingle for a time which can be a warning sign of an allergic reaction, my first thoughts went back to a much more intense reaction a had with a strong anti-inflammatory medication I received 15 years ago, this time only the tingling lips with no other issues arising, nevertheless this beauty isn’t going to be my cup of tea anymore. ciao

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5 Responses to “Water Avens (wild flower) beauty and beast”

  1. Louise Lortie June 16, 2015 at 10:42 pm #

    I like the second picture and I also wonder if this one grows on PEI , new one for me .Beautiful

    • 1left June 16, 2015 at 11:36 pm #

      Thanks Louise, They are listed for the Island, not sure which counties though. Mine were found along a small brook with wild apple, choke cherry, fiddleheads, trout lilies and in the wetter areas where you would soak your sneakers were these Avens and young small bulrush. Ditches near wild fruit bushes and wet meadows are other good possibilities.

  2. navasolanature June 28, 2015 at 11:06 am #

    Think I quite like the first one, good from a low angle. Were you lying on the ground?

    • 1left June 28, 2015 at 4:37 pm #

      Squatting with the camera aiming on an upward angle an inch or 2 above the wet ground, took 4 or 5 hoping to catch the feel of that spot which this one seems do quite well, thanks for commenting.

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